Monday, January 11, 2010

Orange Butter Cake

I saw the orange cake recipe from KC forum, the feedback is so good that I told myself must give a try.

225 gms butter (softened)
200 gms castor sugar (if you like your cake sweeter than this, use 225 gms sugar)
225 gms self raising flour (sifted)
4 eggs
1 small orange

1. Wash a whole orange, cover with water in a small pot, bring to boil and then turn fire down to simmer orange slowly for about 20-30 minutes.
2. Cut cooked orange and remove the seeds and blend it, set aside to cool.
3. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
4. Add eggs, one at a time to beat till well blended
5. Add the orange pulp, mix it well
6. Fold in flour and gently mix it. As oranges and eggs vary in size, if you feel that the final batter is too soft (ie, not dropping consistency per normal butter cake), please don't hesitate to add 1 or 2 more tbsp of sifted flour to bring it to the right consistency.
7. Pour batter into a greased and lined 8 inch cake tin.
8. Baked in a preheated oven at 170C for 40-45 mins or till skewer comes out clean.
9. Let cake cool in the pan for about 5mins before turning it out on a cooling rack
10. Note: Oven temp 170C for electric/gas and 160C for fan forced for 40 - 60 mins. If the cake turn brown before cook, then use aluminium foil to cover and continue with the baking

Additional notes : oven temps here as a guide only as every oven is different and you would know your own oven better than anyone else. And most important of all, the orange puree MUST be room temperature when you add it to the cake mixture, so you can prep the orange well in advance, does not have to be necessarily just before you start baking.

The cake is very soft and moist, everyone has tried the cake like it very much. Definitely a keeper!

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