Sunday, 3 June 2012

Orange Cake


Ingredients -
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Butter - 100 g
Sugar granulated - 2 cups
Eggs - 3
Orange juice - 1 orange med size
Orange pulp - 1/2 orange
Baking powder - 1 1/3 tsp
soda bicarb - 1/2 tsp
Grated orange rind - 2 tbsp

Orange Frosting -

Butter unsalted - 3 tbsp
Icing sugar - 1/2 cup
Orange juice - 3 tbsp
Orange rind grated - 1/2 tsp
Desiccated coconut - 2 tbsp

Method -

1. Sift together flour, baking powder and soda and keep it aside.
2. Beat butter until very light and fluffy, stir in the sugar gradually beating it all the time.
3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
4. Fold in the flour alternately with the juice, then fold in the orange pulp.
5. Grease a baking dish and turn into it, bake in a moderate oven until done when tested with a skewer.
6. Remove from tin and ice when cold with orange frosting and sprinkle with coconut.
7. Enjoy this marvellous cake as it is a great cake for evening tea.

For orange frosting -
1. Beat butter until soft and creamy, gradually beat in the sugar, orange juice and rind to make it into a soft spreading consistency.
2. Spread it evenly, sprinkle coconut and decorate it with orange wedges, keep it in a fridge for some time before serving.


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