Hey guys, something about this week made me want to bake and I thought why not my favourite Orange cake for a bit of (not that bad for you) cake.
I am not saying that it's perfect, but lots of Vitamin C must be good right? It makes a nice change from Lemon Drizzle cake too, which although gorgeous, it's nice to have something a little different. Plus when I took it into work, it was demolished within a few hours, so it must have been ok.
The ingredients you will need are:
for the cake
4 eggs, seperated
100g/4oz caster sugar
150g/5oz self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp finely grated orange zest
juice of 2 large oranges
for the icing
juice of 1-2 large oranges
icing sugar (as much as to make the consistency you want)
orange zest to decorate
Preheat the oven to 190°C/ Gas mark 5. Line a 20cm/8in cake tin with non-stick baking parchment.
Place the egg yolks, caster sugar, self raising flour, baking powder, orange zest and juice in a bowl and whisk until thick and pale.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until softly peaked, then fold them into the egg yolk mixture. Spoon this mixture into the prepared cake tin and cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the cake is risen and firm to the touch. Leave to cool. (just to note, this cake does not rise hugely, so don't think it hasn't worked if it's not the usual size).
When the cake has cooled completely. Place icing sugar bit by bit into some of the juice and mix well. The consistency you want is up to you. You could pierce holes in the top of the cake and pour a thinner mixture over for it to soak in, or make it thicker like my version, to make it sit on the top.
Then Voila! Just try not to eat it all and share it about.
Let me know if you bake this and how it went? Also if you have any failsafe recipes for me to try, do let me know in the comments below.