I made orange cake recently for my grandfather's b'day.Orange cake is his favorite and so I made this zesty cake for him .He became so happy and enjoyed it so much.Everybody who tasted the cake told me its so nice.So I wanted to post it here.
I checked out numerous recipes over the internet and finally adapted the recipe from buttersugarflour..I made some changes in icing the cake.I made orange flavored buttercream for the frosting and decorated it with some candied orange...Here comes the recipe ..
For the cake :
You will need :
2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
1 -3/4 cup of sugar
1 cup yogurt,beaten
2 tbsp orange zest
3/4 cup orange juice
Beat sugar and 3 eggs together.
Add butter to the egg/sugar mixture and beat them well.
Pour the yogurt ,orange juice n orange zest and combine them well.
In a separate bowl sift together flour,soda and salt.
Add the flour to wet mixture and combine them well using a spatula.
Grease a 12" baking tin and pour the batter.Preheat oven for 250 C.Bake the cake for 20-30 mins or until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center.
Cool for 10 mins.Transfer the cake in a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
For Candied Orange :
You will need :
2 cup water
3/4 cup Sugar
Slice the oranges as shown in figure.
Bring the sugar and water to boil.
Add the orange slices and let it cook for 30 mins in low heat.Turn the slices now and then.
Once they are done.Remove them and allow it to cool on a butter paper/parchment paper.
You can make this ready when the cake is baking.
For the Orange Buttercream :
You will need :
1/2 cup butter,at room temperature
2.5 cup Icing Sugar
1 tsp of orange zest
1 tbsp of orange juice
Cream together butter and icing sugar.Add juice n zest combine well.
Spread this cream over the completely cooled cake.
Make sure that you cover the sides too.
Place the candied orange over the sides..Sprinkled orange flavored drinking Tang powder on top..
I reserved some of the buttercream.I colored it orange and used it to write the b'day wish and for some piping.
I think I should have used brown color for piping..Anyways,It tasted good ..Before I could take a picture of sliced cake,it was gone :(
I'm very glad to say that I won the Cook n Create with luv and luv event hosted by Priyanka of asankhana.Its so sweet of her to choose me as winner ,though I'm a beginner in cooking when compared to many expereinced people out there.This is the first time I'm winning in such event.
Although I thanked her personally thru mail,I felt I must thank her here,Thank you ,Priyanka :)
I made my very own cookie cutters by myself for the heart-shaped marshmallow for the event...It came out successfully ..So I made some more cookie cutters like that and made these savory crackers 'Muthiya' y'day ..I followed the recipe posted by Mahimaa ..Check out the recipe here ..We all loved them..Thanks ,Mahimaa
I feel the best thing about blogging is ,having so many friends of same interest..All of you are so kind and enthusiastic...
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I feel soo good that they thought of me too..
Now its hard for me to choose 8 persons..I wanna pass this award to everyone..All are equally sweet and they mean so much to me...
Anyways I'm passing this to the following 8 friends..
And these 8 friends will pass this to my other friends :)