Cook Yourself: Orange Cake – Journal

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Filled with the bright, fresh flavor of oranges, this cake is a delight with its moist and tender crumb. Fruit cakes with fresh seasonal fruit juices are the most refreshing cakes – a delight to enjoy fresh from the oven while still warm. And they don’t need elaborate icing and icing to add flavor.

The recipe is simple, since all the wet ingredients are added, except the buttermilk, mixed with a mixer or a food processor, as I used. Then all the dry ingredients are sifted together and added to the batter. Mix some more and the dough is ready to go in the oven.

The key to moist sweetness is using buttermilk and cake flour, two very easy things you can make at home. I’ll cover that in the method and let’s dive into the recipe for this incredibly refreshing cake.

Ingredients

3 cups (315 g) sifted cake flour

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup (230g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

1 and 2/3 cups (333 g) granulated sugar

4 large eggs, at room temperature

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons orange zest

1/2 cup (120 ml) fresh orange juice

1/2 cup (120 mL) buttermilk, at room temperature

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease the inside of a 10 inch Bundt pan with butter or oil. I had a smaller Bundt pan, so I used a round pan too. Put aside.

Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add the baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in the ingredient bowl, so you won’t see them separately in the first photo.

To get the orange zest, I used a peeler to peel an orange then cut it into very thin strands of zest, see photo 2.

Using a hand or stand mixer or food processor, beat butter on high speed until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and beat for two minutes or until creamy. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl with rubber spatula if needed.

Add eggs and vanilla and orange. Beat until smooth. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients in three additions, alternating with the buttermilk and mixing each addition until incorporated. Do not overmix. Add the orange zest and mix one last time.

Pour/spread the batter evenly into the pan. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. As all ovens are different, mine read in exactly 60 minutes, and about 40 minutes later I had my head down a bit at 150°C.

Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes inside the pan.

Slice and serve while still hot.

Cake flour: It is very easy to make, take a cup of flour, take out two tablespoons of flour and add two tablespoons of corn flour. Sift it together. I measured out three cups of flour, took our six tablespoons and added six tablespoons of cornmeal, then sifted them together.

Buttermilk: Add 1 and 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar or fresh lemon juice to a liquid measuring cup (or just a regular large cup), add 3/4 cup milk. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, then use it in the recipe. not

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Posted in Dawn, Young World, January 15, 2022


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