Monday, October 8, 2012

Orange Juice Cake with Orange blossom water

 OJ not Simpson © Cookaroo 

Hey you, man sitting at the end of the table, I'm talking to you.

Just because I smiled at you politely and made some conversation, doesn't mean I want to be friends with you.

Just because you were in the same room with me, breathing the same air, doesn't mean you can send me a friendship request on social networking sites.

Just because you and I have similar interests and can talk about food, doesn't mean that you can ask for my number.

Don't stalk me on Facebook, don't send me messages, don't talk to me.

But hey, since you're stalking me anyways, here's cake you can bake

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This cake was an experiment. But it turned out sooo good that I was totally surprised. It had a lovely wafting citrus smell, the rind gave it a brillaint punch and the juice added moisture making it really light, despite having whole wheat in it.

It tasted like an orange creamiscle and had a pound cake-like texture. This measurement made me two small cakes and I was happy with that because I could give one away. Also the husband loved this cake. He loves a vanilla sponge and loves citrus - this just made total sense to him.

You can omit the orange blossom water, I added it because I have a huge bottle that the husband brought back for me from his trip last month and in any case have been looking for recipes to use it in. This just made sense. If you don't have it, use some more juice and perhaps a bit of lemon extract.


 More Orangey © Cookaroo 

Orange Juice Cake with Orange Blossom water

Ingredients


1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat
2 tblsp corn flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 tablespoons milk
1 1/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp orange blossom water

2 tsp orange blossom water for soaking

For the glaze
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tsp orange blossom water
2 tsp orange juice


Directions:

1 Sift flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda together.
2 In a separate bowl, cream butter, orange blossom water and orange rind together.
3 Gradually add sugar, creaming together until light and fluffy.
4 Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
5 Then add flour mixture, alternating first with the milk; then with the orange juice, beating until smooth.
6 Pour batter into a parchment papered pan and bake for 30 minutes at 180 degree centigrade.
7 Once done, remove and poke holes through the cake and splash it with more orange blossom water
8 Let it cool while you make the glaze by combining juice, icing sugar and more orange blossom water. Drizzle over the cake. Serve.



Pound intended © Cookaroo 

Sending this to Bake Fest 12 by Mansi at Fun and Food Cafe which she is guest hosting for Vardhini of Cook's Joy


And to Patty's Weekly Story 96  at Colours Dekor


8 comments:

  1. It looks delish

    Aakanksha
    http://decor-gharaana.blogspot.com

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  2. the cake looks divine! thanks for sharing it with the Bakefest!

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  3. This looks so delicious. Even I love citrus flavours. Gotta try this soon.

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  4. yummy looking cake...whats Orange Blossom water?

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  6. Ohh I can smell the oranges... so wish I could get orange blossom water here in India (at least I don't think you get it here)

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  7. where did you incorporate whole wheat ? wont it be chunky ? will it be needing pre soaking ?

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  8. The cake looks so tempting and scrumptious. Plus the presentation adds more charm to it. Sheer treat for the taste buds.Thanks for sharing the recipe.Visit our website, if you're looking for online cakes in delhi. Happy Baking :)

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