Monday, March 24, 2014

Orange pound cake


Orange pound cake




Ingredients (makes one loaf)


butter - 1/2 cup (1 cup size = 235 ml)
granulated sugar - 1 cup
eggs - 2
orange zest - 40 ml (taken out of 6 clementines, zest is the outer peel of the fruit, no white pith attached. You can remove the zest from the fruit using shredder)
flour - 1 1/2 cup
baking powder - 1/4 tsp
baking soda - 1/4 tsp
vanilla extract - 1 tsp
orange juice - 40 ml
buttermilk - 90 ml
salt - 1/2 tsp


For the syrup:

orange juice - 1/4 cup
sugar - 1/4 cup


Method:


  • Grease the surface of the baking loaf pan with butter and line the bottom with parchment paper
  • cream the butter and 1 cup of granulated sugar in a bowl by using whisk or with an electric mixer for about 4 - 5 mins until it becomes light and fluffy
  • beat 2 eggs and add it to the butter mixture. 
  • add orange zest and mix everything together
  • in another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt
  • add orange juice, butter milk and vanilla extract to the flour and mix well
  • pour this mixture to the bowl having butter and eggs
  • mix well for few mins
  • pour the batter in the baking pan and smooth the tops
  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees for 5 mins and then place the baking pan inside.
  • Bake it for 45 minutes to 1 hour until tooth pick comes out clean when you insert it in the cake
  • while baking the cake, we can prepare the syrup. Mix 1/4 cup of orange juice and 1/4 cup of sugar in a vessel and heat it in low flame until sugar dissolves. Keep it aside
  • once the cake is ready, take it out of the oven and let it rest in the baking pan for 10 mins
  • take it out of the pan and cool it in a wire rack for few more mins
  • Finally, spoon the orange syrup over the cake and let it cool completely
     
  • make slices and enjoy eating the delicious orange cake.


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