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.
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
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.