Sunday, 14 May 2006

Weekend Baking Session # 12

Its Mother's Day today. A day to celebrate motherhood and thank mothers. Mothers are the pillars in our lives. Without whom, we would not have gotten this life.

To celebrate Mother's Day, I am baking an orange cake for our Weekend Baking Session. Orange cakes are not as popular as chocolate, coffee or vanilla cakes. I love orange cake for its citrusy taste and tangy aroma.

Orange Cake

What do we need:

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

2 egg yolks
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup water
1/2 tbsp orange zest

2 egg white
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar

How do we do it:

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking sofa ans salt together. Set aside.

Combine the orange juice and water. Set aside.

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add orange zest and egg yolks one by one. Beat well. Add the sifted flour mixture alternately with water, beginning and ending with the flour.

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Add sugar little by little and beat until stiff peaks form.

Fold 1/3 of the beaten egg white into the orange mixture to lighten it. Then, pour the lightened orange mixture into the remaining beaten egg white. Fold gently but quickly and thoroughly to combine both mixtures.

Pour the batter into a greased and lined 6" round cake pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 175° C for about 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and let it cool completely.

Fill and frost the cake with your favourite frosting. Decorate as per desired.

A Very Happy Mother's Day To All The Mothers.


Luv2cook said...

oooo...that looks sooo goood...yummmmm

Cooking Theory said...

Yummm! The cake looks delicious

kanda said...

Happy Mother's day to u....

Revathi said...

Wow the cake looks yummy. Happy Mother's day !

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your cake is beautiful!

Puspha said...

luv2cook, cooking theory, revathi, & rosa~ Thank u very much ladies.

Kanda~ Thanx. Wat did u give amma?

Menu Today said...

Hi Puspha,
It looks so delicious..Happy Mother's day to u.

Tanuja said...


Ur such a wonderful baker's, Ur cake is yummy yummy:)


Priya said...

Awesome !!!! the cake looks delicious pushpa ! and as usual easy recipes, Shall try this soon. What kinds of oranges are best for this cake ?

Anjali said...

Hi Pushpa - Great work!! The cake looks beautiful!

Mythili said...

Delicious !! I am into a lot of baking too these days. I will try this out and let you know how it turns out.

santhi said...

whay yummilicious looking cake.
Happy Mother's day to you too pushpa.

Sumitha said...

As usual excellent Pushpa!r

Kitchenmate said...

Great one Pushpa.. love those cake with oranges.. good one!!!

Vaishali said...

That's such a beautiful looking cake, Pushpa. If I could eat with my eyes, you would have had an empty photograph now. :)
And I appreciate the perseverence with which you are coming up with baked goodies every week.

Bay_leaf said...

wow, that's a mighty fine lookin' orange cake, Pus! well done!!!

and belated Happy Mother's Day to you. :)

KrishnaArjuna said...

Cake looks amazing Pushpa, can I get a small piece of it?

sailaja said...

Oh! That is so yummilious!!
Happy Mother's Day!

Vineela said...

Hai Cake Queen.
Looks yummy.
What to say delicious ......

Vineela said...

very nice and clean presentaton.Cake looks like professionally made.Can i make this base cake in normal baking round pan or i need the one which you used?

Leishia J said...

hey there! thanks so much for leaving a trail at my blog... otherwise i'd be missing out on so much good food and recipes!!!!! arghh!!! my tummy is growling now! :) keep cooking!

BoZo said...

Pus, very lovely cake!

Puspha said...

menu today, Tanuja, Anjali, Santhi, Sumitha, Karthi, Eva, Sailaja, Leishia J & Sharon~ Thank u very very very much for the compliments & appreciations.

Priya~ Thanx. Ucan use any oranges tat u normally use to squeeze out the juice. Let me know how u like it.

Mythili~ Thank. Hey good on u lady. Keep it up. Please let me know how u liked the cake.

Vaishali~ Vielen dank. I appreciate ur appreciation. Just sharing my passion for baking with everyone.

KA~ Thank. Why don't u come over to my place? I give u a whole cake.

Vineela~ Many thanx for the compliments. Gosh, I'm blushing here.
About the pan, yes, u can use any type of round cake pan. I've used a 6" pan. If urs is bigger, then, increase the recipe.

indianadoc said...

ththat' ssssooooooooo lovely!want to try it soon...very tempting snap indeed!!

Aparna said...

Hi Pushpa,

Its excellent cake baking!! will try this week end

Inji Pennu said...

That looks nice,real nice!

Puspha said...

Indianadoc~ Thank u very much. I´m just learning to good photography. Do let me know how u like the cake.

Aparna~ Thanx y lot. Pls tell me how the cake turned out.

lg~ Many thanx.

Sandy said...

Hi Pushpa

I have made the cake. taste was orangey rather nice.. texture was smooth but my cake rise and fell. Like a bit damp. I used an 8 inch round tin with your portion of recipie. I used 63 gm butter with 1 cup plain flour. Maybe shd increase flour by half cup. What do you think ?

Anonymous said...

Could you pls let me know how many gram in 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup flour respectively?

shaila said...

Hi pushpa.Your orange cake looks yummy ! have a couple of questions. For this recipe can what can i use as a substitute for eggs? and also could you please share a the recipe for vanilla or buttercream frosting?

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