I had too much of oranges at home, to be used up. Making juice is one good way to finish up more number of oranges at one go. I thought of cakes and did a search for orange cakes. I wanted a recipe where in orange juice is used and majority of the recipes I found had only the zest in it. Finally I found Shammi's Orange Cake. The feedback by those who have tried was encouraging. Hop over to her blog for more eggless baking recipes. I have changed some ingredients else its almost her recipe. I didn't do the filling. But decided to try my hand in icing the cake, which is a first for me. The amount of sugar and butter in the icing, puts me off, usually. Also me and my husband prefers cake with no frosting. My dad was here when I baked and he pushed me to do the icing. My dad really enjoyed the cake very much. While slicing the cake, I did in a hurried manner and the top slice cracked but managed to keep it whole. I know I have much more to go on the icing part. But for a first timer, I think it will get a pass.
Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
All pupose flour/Maida - 1/2 cup
Cornflour - 2 tspn
Baking powder - 2 tspn
Salt -1/4 tspn
Oil - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Yogurt -1/4 cup
Orange zest - 1 tspn
Fresh orange juice - 3/4 cup ( from 3 ornages)
Orange color a pinch
Sift the dry ingredients - wheat flour, maida, cornflour, baking powder and salt.
Cream sugar and oil. Add yogurt. Beat well. Add a pinch of orange color.
Add the flour mix and orange juice alternatively to the wet mix. Mix well after each addition.
Finally stir in the orange zest.
Transfer the batter to a greased and dusted cake tin. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 30 minutes.
The cake on its own also tastes very nice. You can just dust it with some powdered sugar and serve.
Butter - 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Corn flour - 2 tblspn
Beat all the ingredients together till creamy. Cool the cake well and slice it horizontally. Spread the frosting on the base slice. Carefully place the top slice over it. In the remaining frosting, add a pinch of orange color. Cover the cake fully with the frosting. Leave it to set and slice.
Wishing all my readers A Merry Christmas.