Let’s face it, we’re all sick of baking banana bread. Cakes are comfort food that we all love to snack upon! I’m excited to bring you this Orange cake recipe from fellow blogger Ligia from The Daring Kitchen. She said that her kids absolutely loved this orange cake so I can’t wait to try baking it with my girls. Just look at how mouthwatering this orange cake looks. As cakes go, my family prefer chocolate cakes, but I’m more of a fan of citrus cakes. So when Ligia suggested this recipe to me, I knew it was the perfect one to share with you all.
On Baking Dry Cakes
There are many reasons for people of all age groups to rightly fall for cakes, particularly the dry, home-baked ones. Dry cakes are not very heavy as these are devoid of the fat-rich cream, offers you the liberty to choose a healthy sweetening agent instead of just the regular sugar that is mostly used in the store-bought ones, you get to customize its flavourings based on your likings, and (most importantly) you can shape these cakes to your preference!
In short, there are many things to love about these cakes, especially when baked at home.
Of all the different types of cakes out there, my favourite cakes are the ones based on fruits. This way my family gets to eat a healthy snack (instead of munching on processed foods) and happily enjoy the benefits of colorful fruits without making any excuses. Pretty much a win-win situation for everyone at home.
Check out my Pinterest Board: Baking With Kids
If you’re looking for ideas of things to do with the kids, and they’re nagging you to bake with them, I have a Pinterest Board jam packed with ideas of different types of baking that the kids will all enjoy. And of course, we will all enjoy eating all the results too. Just please don’t ask me to come help you clean up! lol
This orange cake recipe I am sharing here is bursting with fresh citrusy flavours and is pretty light in sweetness too. Each bite of this cake pretty much zaps you up with energy because it is so refreshing to taste. I have to share that it tastes best when prepared with fresh orange juice.
And, luckily, my masticating juicer helped me brilliantly extract a great quantity of juice that I didn’t even have to add orange zest to prepare this one. In case, you’re wondering about masticating juicer advantages, I recommend you to take a look at this article – Ranking The Best Masticating Juicers.
Here is the recipe for the best orange cake recipe ever!
Prepared with the right combination of ingredients, this cake is so good that you might very well finish it halfway through even before it cools down completely!
- Masticating juicer
- Baking dish
- 1¼ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 large eggs
- ¾ cup powdered white sugar
- ½ cup any vegetable oil
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
Directions To Make Orange Cake
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and grease a baking dish. Keep it aside.
- Beat sugar and oil in a bowl until the mixture is fluffy and light in consistency.
- Add eggs to this mixture and whisk it all again to incorporate air and get a frothy mixture.
- Add orange juice and beat the mixture until well combined.
- Sieve flour, baking powder, and baking soda into the batter and fold it all together so that no lumps are present.
- Transfer the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake the cake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until the cake cooks from the centre.
- Cool and then dust lightly with icing sugar.
- Slice and enjoy!
Wow! Thanks so much Ligia, this Orange Cake Recipe looks simple and easy to make. And the result looks scrumptious! Do let me know if you make this Orange Cake, I’d love to see the results.