Mom was craving something sweet today after lunch (Note: she is more of a fruit-person than a chocolate-person. Gasp! I know right!). There were a couple of navel oranges lying around and so we decided to go with an orange cake. I looked at a bunch of recipes online and then modified one a little bit to suit our taste buds. And it turn out pretty darn good if you ask me. :) So here we are, a simple yet full-of-flavour orange cake:
Ingredients for cake:
Zest of one orange
1tsp baking powder
For the orange syrup:
Juice of 3/4 the orange
1tbsp icing sugar
Mix well and set aside
Before you start off, make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C and grease a baking tin. Set aside. Now, cream the butter and sugar until it turns near-white. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well each time. Next, add the zest followed by the flour and baking powder. Pour in greased tin and pop it in the oven for about 40-45 minutes or until a skewer, when inserted, comes out clean.
Now for the syrup. The cake is actually pretty orange-y and soft. So you don’t really need this step. But since I’d already whipped it up, I poked a few holes in the still hot cake and poured about one third of the juice over it. Tada! Your cake’s ready.
Rusty was hoping he’d get a bite… but he didn’t. OK, so maybe I sneaked him a teeny tiny piece. How can you say ‘No’ to that face!?