Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Orange Cake


Eurekkaaa!!'t take me in a wrong way...I am not proving to be Archimedes & neither am I trying to copy his invention ;) is just the reflection of my feeling when I discovered the real way to introduce the flavor of juicy oranges into the cake! After hunting a lot for 'lemon zest' in maharashtrian stores (A sincere request to those who already know about 'zest' not laugh please!! :) ) & ending up with nothing in hand & nobody knowing about it, I almost decided to drop that particular ingredient from the recipe. But so much thankful I am to google search that I came across some videos where its very well explained what the 'zest' is & how to derive it from the fruit & that is how I ended up saying 'Eureka' :)

The only reason of giving so much importance to the 'zesty' para of this post is because- the real flavor of the fruit is introduced into the cake due to this zest. Be careful though!! You might also end up into a 'bittery' cake....this is where lies the crux of the whole matter! As I have already tried this one...just go ahead & bake it! The result is going to be a wonderfully Orange flavored Cake. I can assure, you will end up 'burping' in Orange flavor!! :)

Orange Cake

Serves: 2-3                        Preparation Time: 20 mins                        Baking Time: 20 mins


1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup refined vegetable oil
1 egg
1 cup powdered sugar OR 3/4 cup granulated sugar (I used powdered)
Juice of one Orange
Zest of one Orange
a pinch of salt
1 1/2 tsp baking pwd
1/2 tsp soda/ sodium bicarbonate
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp orange food color (optional)

Step 1: Get the zest of one Orange. I used a fine grater for this. Make sure you grate only the upper part & no white part of the Orange...else it will add the bitter taste to the cake.
Step 2: Put the pressure cooker on the gas top to pre-heat as explained in previous post. Prepare the batter till then.
Step 3: Sieve the flour, baking pwd & soda. Mix well. Set aside.
Step 4: In a mixing bowl, mix the sugar & oil till creamy.
Step 5: Add egg & continue to beat till frothy.

The Orange zest
Step 6: Add vanilla essence, food color & mix well. Add orange juice, orange zest, salt & continue mixing.
Step 7: Add the flour mixture in batches. Do not overbeat now. Just mix well.
Step 8: Grease the pan & pour the mixture into it. Put it inside the cooker.
Step 9: Cover with a plate placed upside-down.
Step 10: Bake of a medium flame for 15 mins. Reduce the flame & bake for another 5 mins or till the knife inserted comes out clean. Its ready!! :)


मुक्तछंद January 12, 2011 at 3:12 PM

wah ji wah Buddy chef....ata tar kelach pahije aj ghari jaun

Eat & Burpp January 12, 2011 at 3:35 PM

hehe..karach nakki...aga khupach oranges astat aj kal....'A' mule...u know na?? mag takla apla karun..hehe

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