Sunday, January 31, 2016

Orange Cake

Sunshine on my window and winter is ready to bid adieu from Kolkata.

Before the winters are gone wanted to bake some cakes with oranges. Oranges are an universal fave during winters. Throughout the winters, me and daughter have been snacking on oranges. I don't like orange juice. I love to take the small bite size pieces in my mouth. The sweet natural juice that oozes out from each piece is pure heaven.

This winter we made and orange chocolate cake and today I baked a simple orange loaf cake.

Here is how I made it:


All purpose flour: 1 and a half cups
Sugar: 1 cup
White oil: 1/4th cup
Vanilla essence: 1/2 tsp
Baking powder: 1 tsp
Baking soda: 1/2 tsp
Eggs: 2
Oranges: 2 big ones
Chilled milk: 1 cup


1. First peel the oranges and take the pieces out. Discard the seeds and the white fibres.
2. Just squeeze the pieces with your hands to make a pulp. Mixer not required. Gather all the ingredients.

3. Mix the orange pulp, sugar and eggs. Mix well. Now add the milk, vanilla essence and oil.

4. In a bowl add the flour and baking soda + baking powder. In case you want to make a chocolate orange cake, add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.

5. Add the flour to the wet mixture in batches. Mix well to make a lump-free batter.

6. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C for 10 minutes.

7. Grease a baking pan. Pour the batter in the pan.

8. Bake for 40 minutes at 180 degrees C.

9. Take out of oven. Cool till cake is warm to touch.

10. Slice the cake and enjoy.