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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Orange Cake with a spicy twist

Oranges are awesome. They're tangy, sweet, packed with vitamin C, and ah yes not that expensive :) Also Oranges dont go bad soon. Which is why I bought a whole 2kg bag of yummy Oranges the other day.

So today, I decided to make a juicy Orange cake.

There are hundreds of Orange cake recipes on the internet, and I followed this one here.

I did make some changes though:
I added only about 100g butter instead of the 125g since someone had commented the cake was a little heavy, and I needed a light airy one.
And I added a spicy twist by adding some freshly grounded cinnomen and nutmeg (warning : too much of nutmeg will make you tipsy)
Plus, I used a little more Orange zest and juice than is called for in the recipe.

And... the reuslt is:

A lovely golden Orange cake baked just right :)
Instead of icing, I punctured the cake while still warm and poured Orange syrup all over it. Let it soak in for a few minutes, and enjoy with some hot tea, or with a dollop of whipped cream, or... just by itself!

PS: Here's how you make Orange Syrup - Put half a cup of water, half a cup of sugar, 1/4 cup fresh Orange juice and a tea spoon of Orange zest into a saucepan and heat until a thick syrup is formed. Dont forget to stir.