Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fresh Orange Cake Recipe


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Orange cake recipe / how to make orange cake with fresh orange juice, step by step pictures.

Old fashioned fresh orange cake has more of the texture of a pound cake, this citrus cake brings warmth and so much flavor, the fresh orange juice gives it a light yellow color!! and my quest for the perfect orange cake ends here!! or so :)

I love orange cakes, love the citrusy orange flavor in it, like orange cake with satin icing and Donna Hay's orange cake. what I love about this cake is the texture, soft and moist and flavorful. The texture is more that of a pound cake though, but this one is easy to make and measure, I am always a "cup" measure person...its always cups and spoons for me.....though occasional weigh ins are fine...I am mostly a volume cooking kind of person....these days, I make my own homemade butter, so I add in extra salt....I mean baking with what I have in hand is my way of relieving stress!! Okay, no stress!! Or have I read somewhere baking is therapeutic!!

The best thing what I like about this recipe is its "ease" at making, just grab your cups and spoons and an hand beater!! the cake is done....I loooooooove this kind of easy cakes!! and I know you do too :) Very fuss free, easy orange cake.

orange cake


This is strictly a no vanilla extract recipe, why waste the orange flavor and oh! BTW I use 200 ml cup for all my baking!!
I only recommend fresh orange juice for this cake!!

How to make orange cake with step by step pictures.
I used fresh orange, and needed this much orange to get 1 cup of juice. Take the juice and keep it aside. Meanwhile preheat oven to 180 degree C (350) and grease and flour a standard baking tray. I used glass baking tray.

Cream butter and sugar, I used granulated sugar. so cream for about a min.


Add in 3 eggs and cream again....maybe for about 2 min or until fluffy and creamy.

Add in the sifted flour (I did not sift the flour ..(I like to break the laws...baking laws), but I make it a point to use fresh flour), 2 tsp baking powder, and salt....if you are using salted butter...omit the salt.

Finally add in the 1 cup of fresh orange juice....and cream or fold lightly...the batter should be fluffy and spongy....not loose...so when you add orange juice...add accordingly until you get the consistency....maybe you might need a little more or little less.

This is the fluffy spongy batter we are looking for....pop in your fingers and check if everything is okay! ha! you deserve it!

And lastly the orange rind....fold in!!

Bake in preheated oven at 180 degree C for 30-35 min or until done.

Outta oven!! and the kitchen smelled heaven!!

Serve while warm!! my kids are very impatient! Guys, look at the texture, I am sure you are going to thank me a lot for digging this recipe for you :)
easy orange cake

Orange yum// the old fashioned way//

My chocoholic daughter had homemade chocolate sauce drizzled over!! though I liked simple plain goodness of orange.

Orange Cake Recipe | How To Make Orange Cake


PREP TIME: 10 mins    |  COOK TIME: 30 mins    |  AUTHOR::
  orange cake recipe  

  INGREDIENTS

  • Butter: 1/2 cup/1 stick (I used unsalted homemade butter)
  • Sugar: 1 cup
  • Flour: 2 cups
  • Eggs: 3
  • Fresh Orange Juice: 1 cup
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder: 2 tsp
  • Orange rind: 1 tsp


  METHOD:

  1. Take 1 cup juice from orange and keep it aside. Meanwhile preheat oven to 180 degree C (350) and grease and flour a standard baking tray. I used glass baking tray.
  2. iCream butter and sugar, I used granulated sugar. so cream for about a min.
  3. Add in 3 eggs and cream again, maybe for about 2 min or until fluffy and creamy.
  4. Add in the sifted flour, 2 tsp baking powder, and salt. If you are using salted butter omit the salt.
  5. Finally add in the 1 cup of fresh orange juice and cream or fold lightly...the batter should be fluffy and spongy, not loose...so when you add orange juice...add accordingly until you get the consistency....maybe you might need a little more or little less
  6. Batter should be fluffy and creamy.
  7. Lastly fold in the orange rind.
  8. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degree C for 30-35 min or until done.

NOTES

  • Using fresh orange is important.
  • Bring all ingredients to room temperature.
  • Preheat your oven to 180 degree C before baking.

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76 comments:

  1. Orange cake looks yum :) soft and the perfect way how it has to be... love the new look to your website :) very neat and pleasing

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  2. I have been a silent follower of your blog for a long time. First i have to tell you that I looove your blog, I am always blown away with the pictures, and your description, you always make it look so easy. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes you share. The pictures are so real that i feel like helping myself to some of your dishes.

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    1. Hi Lalitha, your comment makes my day!! thank you for taking time to support me!! Please do not be a silent fan anymore and thanks a ton for stopping by....hope to hear more from you :)

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  3. wow perfect look..tempting cake..feel very happy to follow you

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    1. Thank you Resna, for stopping by and for the follow :)

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  4. I love that you have used homemade butter and freshly squeezed juice for this orange cake. So fresh and marvelous!

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  5. Hi....would love to make this easy cake and swirl in some chocolate (Halloween) is coming up! Now, is the baking pan 13"x9" and 2' deep? I have glass also....thank you!

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    1. My pan is 8.5 x 8.5 and 2' deep......ya, I like the idea of chocolate swril...thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. I am new follower to you ...lovely cooking and i am a beginner in baking........so easy to follow u ...thanks a lot..
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    anuprem

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    1. Hi Anuradha, thank you so much for your lovely comment....keep connected!!

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  7. I bet the kitchen did smell like heaven! I can almost smell this cake through my computer screen! Oh how I wish for scratch and sniff computers right now. :) Fabulous cake Nisa!

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    1. It did MJ!!, it smelled heaven!! thank you for stopping by :)

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  8. Oh, this looks delicious!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  9. That looks delicious.. Thanks for sharing. I must try it..and I always look for the best orange cakes.
    Just a quick questions, I saw a lemon and limes in the picture and the rind looked green, which confused me a little. Are you using oranges, lemons or limes? Thanks for answering my question so I can bake this yummy cake.

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  10. Hi Umbilal, they are oranges of course, but with green rind....a local variety, which is very sweet though the rind is green. I actually forgot to take a picture of the cut orange, but you can see the juice which I am pouring in and it is orange in colour....also the rind I have grated is green...though this one had green rind...I used it because of the amazing flavor. I hope this helps you to bake this awesome cake....thank you for stopping by and do give me the feedback too :)

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  11. I am a new follower after watchn ur show in mazhavil manorama. Loved ur site. First I made dis cake and as u said my kitchen smelld like heaven. Thank u for inspirin me. I have taken few mre recipies too. Ll let u knw. Tc

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  12. Hi Nisa,
    I happened to search for Vendakka Mappas and came through to your blog. I saw your fresh Orange juice cake and did that and it came out very well. Since I am not a butter fan I used olive oil instead. Thanks for this wonderful recipe. I have to say that my kitchen did smell heaven.
    Good work Nisa.

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    1. Hello Anon-I am so glad you stopped by with the feedback....it does make my day happy!!

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  13. I have made this cake 4 times now and absolutely love it!!
    My variation is to add some icing with a mix of butter, confectioner's sugar and more orange juice. Tops it off nicely!
    Thanks, Andi :-)

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    1. Hello Andi, thanks for the amazing tip...I am sure readers will benefit from this....so glad that this cake is your favorite too.

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  14. Hi nisa,i am new to your blog.wanted to know which oven do you use.i have LG convection oven.is my oven good enough to bake ur cakes.is there any difference in time or temp.love ur blog.easy to folllow.thank you

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    1. Hi Thaseen, I use Morphy Richards OTG oven, I do not use microwave for my cooking or baking....and I am sorry I cant help you in this...thanks for stopping by :)

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  15. love your blog ..tried many of ir recipes..esp..kfc style fried chicken..my kids. loved it...now i need to try this..will itwork out in normal microwa e oven ..whirlpool

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  16. Hi Smitha, thanks a ton for trying out my recipes and so glad that you enjoyed them........it should work in a microwave, though I personally do not use microwave for my cooking or baking.

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  17. Nisa, do you think I could bake this cake in a bundt pan?

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    1. Hi Anon, I dont see a reason, why you cant!!

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  18. Hi aunty, can we bake it in a microwave oven? Then what all changes should we make?

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  19. Hi,can we do this in a microwave oven? Then what all changes should we make?

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  20. Can we do this in a microwave oven? If so, what all changes should we make?

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    1. Have u baked this cake in otg or microwave oven?

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    2. I use only OTG oven, hope this helps :)

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  21. Hi, I tried this cake yesterday and I would like to thank you for such a wonderful and perfect recipe.it tasted so so so good. Texture was so spongy. We loved it so much. Thank you:)

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  22. Hi Nisa,

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe, I tried this recipe and was quite thrilled and proud of the cake. I loved the texture, taste of the cake and alos the simplicity of the recipe.

    Regards,
    Lisha

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    1. Thank you Lisha, for stopping by with the feedback.....I am so glad that you enjoyed the cake!

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  23. How much is one stick of butter?

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  24. How long does the cake stay in the oven for?

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  25. Thanks a ton for the recipe..i tried this today in my LG convection oven i dont hv an OTG ...came out really well..was very spongy..very soft nd tasted soooo gud ..very flavourful..
    i poured satin icing (ur recipe) on top nd decorated with colour balls :)..my family appreciated me ..im so happy nd proud i made this wonderful cake..and yes ofcourse my kitchen did smell heaven ..thanks for this amazing recipe...

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    1. Yay!! thanks for the amazing feedback!

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    2. Hello Nisa, where can I find this icing recipe?

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    3. Meera, I did not get you...which icing??

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  26. Hi is there any susbstitute for eggs..?

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  27. Can I bake it in a pressure cooker??
    I usually make my other cakes in cooker only for 45 min, so what should be the time for this cake??

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  28. It's the first time I cook something sweet and I can say it was a success ! Thanks for the recipe!!
    Ps I added some vanilla extract too ;)

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  29. Hi nisa, i want to make as eggless so what could i do? i hope u will answer me soon... plz ...tomarrow i want to make these cake

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  30. Hello maam can i add only 2 eggs instead of 3?

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  31. hello i am a thirteen year old girl and i love baking! i always use ur method as they are easy and this orange cake was a super hit among my family memebers ! thanks so much and just a question, will melting the butter have any difference ?

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    1. Hi and so glad that you enjoyed this cake! hmm about butter, pls follow the recipe ...thanks for stopping by :)

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  32. hi thx for a lovely recipe a quick question I dnt want to put butter so how much cup oil can I add in this beautiful yummy cake recipe

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    1. I have not tried with oil, so I am not sure about the outcome...why dont u try with the same amount of butter.

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  33. Hi Nisa
    I made this cake and i just put it in the oven and everyone is excited and cant wait to taste it! The green oranges gave me an idea so i added a bit of freshly squeezed lime and just a pinch of lime rind
    i cant wait for it to come out of the oven and so excited to try it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i will tell you how it turns out

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  34. the cake came out!

    it was good but i think i overmixed or something cuz it was a bit dense but otherwise it was really good!
    next time i will definatly add more orange rind since the orange flavor wasnt as strong as i wanted it to be
    i will make this again!
    thx for the recipe!

    next time i will definetaly add more

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  35. Hi I have made this cake nd it is absolutely yummy.
    But I didn't get the texture of cake ,it looks like steamed and the same was happen for the never fail cake.
    Can u pls give a tip for it?

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  36. Hi, my name is Barb, I was requested to make a birthday cake for my dear friend who is very ill. I was wondering if you could make this cake in a bundt pan and glaze it with a nice orange glaze. She specifically asked for an orange cake because it is her favorite. Thank you for your recipe and advice.

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    1. Hi Barb, Yes! you can make in a bundt pan but make sure you grease it with shortening and then dust with flour for easy removal of the cake. I am so glad that you are making this for your friend, I pray that she get well soon, blessings and love..Nisa.

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  37. Hello, I tried this tempting cake today. It tastes yummy. One query, post baking, the 3rd pic of ur cake looks light n fluffy, my cake misses that.

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    1. Hi Sangeeta, all the pics are taken on the same day around the same time....anyways! so glad to know that the cake came out yummy!

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  38. im going to try this recipe today and I bet that it is going to come out great.

    why did you have a picture of lime in the beginning??

    love your blog <3

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    1. They are not lime, they are oranges the skin is green but this variety is very sweet :)

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  39. Yummy cake.

    I had used half the amount and I guess had misjudged the baking time as it was a bit overbaked(dry).

    Nevertheless my whole family enjoyed this cake and it disappeared very fast :). Thanks for this post.
    I like the way you write, family oriented and witty.

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    1. I am so glad, that you enjoyed the cake and thanks for the inspiration and for stopping by :)

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  40. Hi there.... I tried this cake today and it was awesome!!! I love it and my kids too :) This recipe is a keeper for sure. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
    Regards Merin

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