Orange cake is made without any artificial colouring or flavouring, orange rind is used to flavour the cake. Easy to make and the ingredients and commonly available.Orange rind is the orange peel minus the white pith on the inner side of the peel, it has many uses, here we would be using it for flavouring our cake.
Ingredients for Orange Cake Recipe
- Eggs – 2
- Maida/all purpose flour – 1 cup
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Baking powder – ½ tsp
- Salt – a pinch
- Milk – ¼ cup
- Butter – 2 tsp
- Orange juice – ¼ cup
- Orange rind – 2 tbsp (chopped)
Procedure for preparing Orange Cake Recipe
To extract orange rind, take the orange peel and use a butter knife to remove the white pith from the inner side of the orange peel, then finely chop the orange peel.
Beat the eggs with the help of beater till fluffy. Now add the sugar and again beat for around 2-3 minutes. Mix half of the maida/flour and baking powder in a bowl and add this slowly to the egg mixture while beating continuously on medium speed. Boil the milk along with butter in a pan, till the butter melts, and add this milk-butter mix to the cake mix and beat again. Add orange juice to this mix and also the remaining flour mix slowly while beating continuously. Add orange rind and mix it evenly.
Grease a cake mould of about 8″ with butter and then pour this mixture into it. Bake the cake at 160°C for 40-45 minutes . The cake is done when pushing a safety pin in the centre of the cake , comes out clean.