Monday, June 18, 2012

FRESH ORANGE CAKE


We buy  big bags of oranges every week. With so many oranges in the house all the time it was hightime I do something with it.Recently I saw Paula deen bake her fresh tangerine cake. Usually i am against paula deen's recipes since she uses tons of butter for no reason. But this one was a simple recipe and I fell in love with it the instant I saw it. I did make some changes , not to the recipe as such. I used fresh oranges instead of tangerine and for topping I used fresh whipped cream instead of her sweet buttery icing. The cake was super moist and delicious and the whipped cream on top made it so complete.


Source - Adapted from Paula Deen

INGREDIENTS

All Purpose Flour - 2 1/2 cups
Sugar - 1 3/4 cups
Baking pdr - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Eggs - 3 nos, beaten
Veg. oil - 1 cup
Sour Cream - 1 (8 Oz) container, i used fat free
Freshly squeezed orange juice - 1 cup, ( u can use store bought too)
Orange zest - 1 tbsp
Some fresh orange wedges - to garnish

Topping:-

Whipping cream - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup


METHOD

Preheat oven to 350 deg F.Spray a round baking dish with some cooking spray.

In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients  flour, sugar,baking pdr, baking soda n salt. Then add the wet ingredients one by one. Mix it all together until well incorporated.Pour it into the baking dish and bake for 1 hr or until the fork when poked in the center comes clean.



For making whipped cream.Take a bowl (its better if the bowl is kept in the refrigerator for half an hr).Pour the cream and using an electric mixer beat on low for a few mins and slowly increse the speed.Ones it starts to thicken slowly add in the sugar. Whip on high speed until it form stiff peaks.

Let the cake cool completely before putting the cream on top.Spread the cream all over the cake on the sides as well.Garnish with some fresh orange wedges n serve.


NOTE:- Paula deen divided the batter equally into 2 pans and baked for 25 mins. I baked it in 1 batch in a bigger baking dish so thats why the baking time is more.

ENJOY!!!

5 comments:

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks yumm..am sure the mild tangy taste would have been awesome..

Chitra said...

spongy , soft cake. looks yumm..

Usha said...

Love anything orange and this cake looks just fantastic. I can imagine how yum it must have tasted :)

Anonymous said...

why use i cup oil can i use butter

Swati Raman Garg said...

always used to wonder if u are blogging or not, and forget to come heck.. i finally did today.. :) remember d days ranji when we used to fuss over one brownie recipe and all of us were new to baking.. i miss those days totally!