Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Orange Loaf Cake

Orange is the happiest colour
                                                                  - Frank Sinatra

Orange is such a food colour is it not??? so vibrant and fresh. A sunshine colour that brings freshness to our minds. 

But in my home, three oranges were lying on my table crying for attention. Not wanting to eat them or even make a juice out of them, I was so totally confused on using them. Then came Google and its help.

The loaf cake turned out super soft, light fragrant and fresh!!! My folks totally loved it!!!

Makes: 1 7" loaf
Prep. Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 - 35 minutes
Recipe Source:

What would you need:

  1. Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup 
  2. Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
  3. Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
  4. Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
  5. Oil - 1/4 cup 
  6. Orange Juice - 1 cup (freshly squeezed)
  7. Orange Zest - 1/2 tsp
  8. Corn Flour/ Eggless Custard Powder - 1 tbsp
How to go about it:
  1. In a sieve, add the  flour, baking soda, baking powder and sift twice and keep aside.
  2. Take a 7" loaf pan or a cake tin and line it with parchment paper or grease it with butter and dust it with flour and keep this aside.
  3. In a bowl, add the oil and sugar/ jaggery and whip well until the sugar/ jaggery is dissolved completely.
  4. Now, add the orange juice and the zest to the oil sugar mixture and mix well.
  5. Pre - heat your oven to 200 degrees celsius for 10 minutes. 
  6. Fold in the flour to the liquid mixture slowly and mix gently so that there are no lumps. 
  7. Pour this to the loaf/ cake tin and bake between 30 - 35 minutes until a skewer comes out clean when inserted.
Points to note:
  1. You could even use Maida or use wheat and maida in 1:1 ratio.
  2. Instead of sugar you can use powdered jaggery (same quantity)
  3. I used Olive Oil. You can use any vegetable oil. But do not used mustard/ coconut/ til oil
  4. Squeeze out the orange juice just when you need to mix it with the oil sugar mixture. Orange juice when kept for a few minutes outside turns bitter.
  5. If you are using maida alone, then use 3/4 cup of orange juice only.
njoy with your loved ones,