27 January 2009

Orange Cake: My Easy Recipe

In my previous post, I mentioned Orange cake. Once Orange cake is traditional in Portugal so, today, I´m posting my simple recipe:

Orange Cake With Portuguese Oranges


Ingredients:

~ 2 Oranges
~ 4 Eggs
~ 50 gr of Liquid Margarine
~ 1 Cup of Sugar
~ 2 Cups of Self Rising Flour

Directions:

1. Grate the orange peel first then make juice;
2. Beat the eggs with the sugar until creamy;
3. Add butter and mix well, then add the orange peel and juice;
4. Add the flour, one cup at the time. Beat for two more minutes or until it makes bubbles.
5. Bake: 30/40 minutes in 200ºC oven.

A few tips:

* This recipe works well with orange, lemon or mixture of both.
* Don´t grate the white part of the orange skin, it´s bitter.
* Always use the eggs at ambiance temperature.
* I always use both margarine and flour to cover the baking pan.
* As topping you can make an orange caramel: mix fresh orange juice with sugar and take to low stove for five minutes or until it caramelizes.

** I´ll post some pictures later.

Bom Apetite!

13 comments:

Lynda said...

Sounds delicious, Mize - I also like the idea of the orange caramel topping - yum :)

Reeni♥ said...

This sounds good! Such a simple recipe but I bet the oranges give it a wonderful flavor!

Crissy said...

Baking cakes is one thing I want to do and maybe I can start with simple stuff like yours. Thanks for sharing and happy weekend.
A Mother’s Stuff
Housewife @ Work

Mizé said...

Hi Ladies.
Thanks for your visit and comments.

Mizé said...

Lynda: It is!
If you can, try it, it´s great for those who like fruit cakes and the caramel works very well.
Cheers!

Mizé said...

Reeni:
Yes, you´re right. It´s easy and delish.
I get so "sweets hungry" each time I visit your blog! You have great recipes too.
Cheers!

Mizé said...

Hi Crissy.
To get a hand of baking you need to start doing it. I´m sure that with some practice you´ll bake delish cakes.
If you don´t bake much it´s a good idea to start with simple recipes. I have a few here, you don´t even need to separate eggs. If you try any, let me know if you liked, ok?
Happy week!

Mizé said...

Hi Crissy.
To get a hand of baking you need to start doing it. I´m sure that with some practice you´ll bake delish cakes.
If you don´t bake much it´s a good idea to start with simple recipes. I have a few here, you don´t even need to separate eggs. If you try any, let me know if you liked, ok?
Happy week!

Crissy said...

Thanks Mize! I do really want to know more when it comes to food for kids and hubby and for sure your site is a big help. Thanks for sharing ;)

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