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17 June 2011

ORANGE CAKE

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Ingredients

For the Orange cake

  1. All purpose flour- 2cups
  2. Sugar-11/4 cups
  3. Baking powder- 3/4 tbsp
  4. Vegetable oil-1/2 cup
  5. Eggs- 2 nos
  6. Orange juice- 3/4 cup
  7. Grated Orange rind- 1or 2 tsp
  8. Milk -1/4 cup(optional)
  9. Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
  10. Salt
For the orange sauce


  1. Orange juice- 1/2 cup
  2. Butter- 1 tbsp
  3. Sugar- 3 tbsp



Method

  • Mix together flour, 1 cup sugar , baking powder and a pinch of salt.
  • Make a well in the center ,add oil,egg yolks,orange juice,milk,vanilla essence and grated orange rind , mix well for 5 minutes or until combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they hold soft peaks.
  • Add the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and beat until they hold stiff peaks.
  • Pour the egg whites over the flour mixture in 3 batches ,folding well after each addition.
  • Pour into a greased cake pan.
  • Bake at 180 deg C for 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely before removing the cake from the pan

Note :You can also bake this cake in a microwave oven i.e for 8 to 10 minutes on high.(Make the batter thin by adding extra 1/4 cup milk to the flour mixture before adding the egg whites to it)

To prepare the sauce
  • Melt butter in a pan ,add sugar and orange juice,bring to a boil.
  • Simmer until the sauce thickens.
  • Drizzle sauce over the cake and serve.






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