Sunday, April 24, 2011

Upside Down Orange Cake | Easter Special

Happy Easter to everyone!!!
Easter's here and it calls for
merriment and CAKES... What would be better than a simple upside down orange cake to celebrate the day. There were a few oranges sitting idle in my pantry and I wanted to put them into a tasty and immediate use... So here it is!!! Orangey Cake
The aroma of the orange coming out of the cake was heavenly and the flavor in the cake was yummy.


~* What U Need *~
All purpose flour - 1 1/4 cups
Sugar - 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp

Butter - 1 stick
Egg - 1
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp

Orange juice - 3/4 cup
Orange essence - 1 1/2 tsp (optional)
Orange zest - 1 tbsp
Orange pieces - 10 (optional)
Orange cut into circles - 6-7


How I made It

Sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda thrice.
Combine butter and sugar with an electric mixer till creamy

Then add the egg and beat well till foamy and creamy.

Add in orange essence and mix well.

Now add in the orange juice and mix well till all is combined.

Next add the flour, baking powder, soda mixture.

Finally fold in orange zest and orange pieces and mix gently. Do not over-mix.

Grease the pan with butter and arrange the orange circles on the bottom of the pan.
Pour the batter into the pan.
Set up a steamer and place the pan without touching the water. Steam till done (approx 30 mins) / till a inserted skewer comes out clean.
In case of ovens, preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and bake for 35-40 mins until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Remove from steamer / oven, cool completely and then slice.

I served this with orange syrup drizzled on top and hence the orange flavor was strong and tangy. But you can skip this cos the overall flavor of the cake itself will be deliciously orange-y.


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26 comments:

  1. O vimi darling, the cake looks super moist... I have this special soft corner for orange cakes and pineapple cakes.... love the fresh fruit flavour in it and I just love ur Easter special cake... big hugs.....

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  2. Yummy cake. You sure a pro in making cakes without an oven, kudos to you.

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  3. Love the flavor of oranges in this super moist cake!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  4. orange cake sounds so delicious,moist n super soft...I am able to feel the orange flavor n freshness...cake without oven ...great idea...

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  5. Delicious and flavorful moist orange cake....

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  6. What an interesting way to make a cake..using steam! Looks moist and delicious!

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  7. love the so soft n flavor full cake..p

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  8. ஆரஞ்சு வாசனை எனக்கும் ரொம்ப‌ பிடிக்கும்.ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்கு...

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  9. Moist n spongy cake. Wish I cud get a piece:)

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  10. I always enjoy fruit flavor cake and this one looks so moist and yummy :)

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  11. Yummy yummy cake!! look soo moist n delicious

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  12. Fantastically baked cake.happy easter to u all

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  13. such a moist looking cake.......hmmmmmm.........

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  14. I adore orange in baked goodies and this cakes looks really nice n moist- great work!

    US Masala

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  15. Very tempting and looks so soft and spongy cake.

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  16. Looks moist, never have seen upside down orange cake looks nice!

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  17. Orange cake looks awesome delicious. Nice and moist.

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  18. Yummy! Love the addition of orange juice and orange fruit in them...

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  19. Vimitha the cake looks so good and moist...gr8 work!!

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  20. Cake looks super moist and yummy..fabulous!

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  21. Hmm.. cake is so good.. moist .. yum :) bookmarked !

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