Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Eggless "ORANGE CAKE" with butter cream icing

I got this recipe from a really really cool Face book friend of mine.The recipe was easy and simple....So i decided to give it a try ....Hope to steal some more of her recipes in the future! and if i do, and they are even half as good as her i'll be sure to share them with you ;)
  • 1 and 1/4 cup Maida/all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2tsp Baking powder
  • 3/4tsp Baking soda
  • 100 grams Butter @ room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Butter milk
  • 6 tbsp Orange squash
  • 3/4 cup Sugar,powdered
  • 1/2tsp Salt
  • 1tbsp Orange zest
Cooking Directions
  1. preheat oven 180 degrees.
  2. Sieve flour,baking soda,baking power ,salt all together 2 to 3 times.
  3. Keep aside.
  4. Mix butter and sugar, beat well till light and smooth.
  5. Add orange squash,zest to the butter and sugar mixture,beat it well.
  6. Now add flour spoon by spoon, mixing into the butter mixture and altenately
  7. add butter milk as required if the butter begins to get too stiff. Stir the mixture in one direction only all the while. This will incorporate more air and make the cake lighter.
  8. Once all the flour is used up pour into a greased cake tin. Place tin inside the oven and Bake at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  9. Poke with a skewer and check after 20 minutes for the donness .
  10. Cool a little then invert on wire rack. Cool completely before doing icing if any. Or serve warm with tea.
Orange Buttercream icing:
  • 1/4 cup butter, very soft
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4tsp orange-red food color
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1/2tsp orange crush
  1. Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 the sugar, then orange colour, crush and the zest. Beat until smooth and creamy.
  2. Gradually add the remaining sugar, little at a time, until icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency . Use and store at room temperature. (Don't refrigerate and it will last in a covered container for about couple of days.)

  • Spread the orange icing all over top and sides( if you wish). Smoothen out with a knife dipped in hot water.
  • Decorate as per you choice and chilly for 15-20 minutes before serving.