Friday, April 25, 2014

Orange Butter Cake









I have been kept encountered this issue for at least a few months if not longer when I wanna read the blogs that I follow from my dashboard reading list. The message "Add blogs to follow in your Reading list :You are not currently following any blogs. Use the "Add" button to enter blogs you'd like to follow in your Reading List." keep appearing, my reading list is empty! This is so annoying especially when I am rushing for times, using my lunch time or when I reach office much earlier than office hours, hoping to surf my favourite blogs. Even though I keep on refresh the page umpteen times, same message keep appearing. The longest I did the page refreshing was more than 1/2 hr until I finally gave up, urgggh... making my limited surfing time even more difficult :(.

Enough of ranting, back to my bake. Recently my house has too much stock of oranges, as my fil is still hospitalized so short of one person to help clear stock. Thus, good to do some baking on it and at the same time can give support to Ann :D.

Pardon for my ugly cake as I was rushing to do the photo shooting before I go out. The cake was sliced unevenly and messy due to the rush, no eye to see hahaha...

Recipe adapted from here.


Ingredients: (for one 8"square cake tin)
225g butter (softened)
200g castor sugar (I reduced to 160g)
225g self raising flour (sifted)
4 eggs
1 small orange (I used medium size naval orange)

Method:
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

Note:
1. If the cake turn brown before cook, then use aluminium foil to cover and continue with the baking
2. The orange puree MUST be room temperature when you add it to the cake mixture, so you can prepare the orange puree in advance, does not have to be necessarily just before you start baking.

Verdict?
The cake is soft and moist, a little too moist as I think the orange I used is a little too big lol. The cake is full of orange aroma, so fragrance and the cake will be perfect if it is more "dry" a little bit.


I am submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up April 2014 - Orange host by Ann of Anncoo Journal, organized by Zoe@ Bake For Happy Kids and Mui Mui @ My Little Favourites DIY.

11 comments:

  1. Wow this cake definitely looks yummy

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  2. Lovely cake, Jess! It looks so moist and perfect with a cup of tea!
    I hope your problem with blogger will be sorted out soon, very frustrating indeed!

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  3. 很清新的口味,喜欢 ^^

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  4. Makes me craving for it by looking at the pictures, hehe...

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  5. 有时赶时间时, 电脑出问题还真的很烦人的!
    你的香橙牛油蛋糕真棒, 我还没试过做香橙的牛油蛋糕, 也要试试!

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  6. 我也有遇到那个reading list的问题,时有时无的,对它我已经give-up了。。。
    用煮香橙的方法做蛋糕也有在Penang花花之一的Mandy家出现过哦,也是深受好评的哦,看来我非要试试不可了。嘻嘻~~

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  7. Gosh, how yummy! :)
    Love the recipe
    Incoronata

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  8. I like this basic orange butter cake too.

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  9. Blogging takes lots of time yet when have time, we still love to do it, isn't it? Few months ago I was craving for butter cake so much that I kept baking a few of them, hehe. This orange butter cake looks very nice, good to go with a cup of tea, yeah!

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  10. Like the colour of your orange butter cake. I bet it must be very yummy :)
    Thanks for linking to LTU.

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