Flowery Citrus Cakeby Bhavita Singh

Flowery Citrus Cakeby Bhavita Singh
  • Flowery Citrus Cake | How To Make Flowery Citrus Cake (42 likes)

  • By Bhavita Singh|
    Last updated on Feb 16th

How To Make Flowery Citrus Cake

Cake with orange and lemon zest, juice and pieces.

  • Prep Time15mins
  • Cook Time45mins
  • Serves10People

Ingredients to make Flowery Citrus Cake

  • All purpose flour/maida- 2 ¾ cups (plus more for dusting the pan)
  • Superfine sugar- 1 ½ cups
  • Baking powder- 2 tsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Creme fraiche 3/4 cup
  • Eggs - 6 (at room temperature)
  • Unsalted butter (melted) – 150 grams
  • Oranges- 2 (may require more depending on the size)
  • Lemons- 2 (may require more depending on the size)
  • Cooking spray or extra butter for greasing the pan
  • Fresh lemon juice- 1/3 cup (for the syrup)
  • Fresh orange juice- 3 tbsp (for the syrup)
  • Sugar - ½ cup (for the syrup)
  • Grand Marnier- 1 tbsp (optional)

Steps to make Flowery Citrus Cake

  1. Zest the oranges and lemons. Then, remove the peel and white pith from the oranges and lemon. Cut between membranes to get clean segments.
  2. Put the citrus segments in one bowl and squeeze juice from remaining membranes into another bowl.
  3. Cut the segments in to small pieces. You will need 3/4 cup of segments and 3 tbsp of citrus juice.
  4. Preheat oven to 175 degree C. Take a 10 cup tube pan or Bundt pan; grease well with cooking spray or butter, dust with flour and tap out any excess.
  5. In a bowl whisk together the flour, superfine sugar, baking powder and salt.
  6. Add creme fraiche and beat until combined. Then add the eggs, one at a time, beating to combine after each addition. Beat in butter, citrus juices and zest.
  7. Add citrus segments and mix until just combined. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until done
  8. For the syrup- In a saucepan combine the citrus juices with sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Boil for 30 seconds more. Take it off the heat and add the Grand Marnier, if using.
  9. Once the cake is baked, take it out of the oven and let cool. Once cooled, invert onto a serving dish and slowly keep pouring the syrup over it. The cake will absorb all the syrup. Decorate with edible flowers and citrus zest, if you like.
My Tip: You will need to use the big lemon for this, you can even use oranges instead. You can substitute creme fraiche with sour cream. This cake can be served with sweetened whipped cream, a drizzle of honey or a dusting of powdered sugar for added sweetness.
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    Richa Sharma 8 months ago

    k fine...thanks for replying.....

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    Bhavita Singh 8 months ago

    Hi Richa, haven't tried this one without eggs, so can't say for sure.

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    Richa Sharma 8 months ago

    instead of egg what we can use...

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    Bhavita Singh 9 months ago

    Thank you Pragya :)

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    Pragya Batra 9 months ago

    what a beauty

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    Deviyani Srivastava 10 months ago

    Thanks again. 😊

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    Bhavita Singh 10 months ago

    Most welcome :) I realise it's not something everyone has on hand so you can leave it out or use orange juice instead.

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    Deviyani Srivastava 10 months ago

    Oh! Lovely, thank for letting me know... 😊

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    Bhavita Singh 10 months ago

    Thank you Deviyani :) Grand Marnier is an orange flavoured Liqueur.

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    Deviyani Srivastava 10 months ago

    Such a pretty cake and a very nice recipe. What is Grand Marnier ?

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    Bhavita Singh a year ago

    Thank you Manini :* :)

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    Manini Badlani a year ago

    Love it

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    Bhavita Singh a year ago

    Thanks Taskeen, you can use sour cream instead of creme fraiche.

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    Taskeen Farook Memon a year ago

    awesome dish...but wat us creme fraiche???

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    Bhavita Singh a year ago

    Thank you Sheeba, this one is a favourite :)

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    Sheeba Bedi a year ago

    Waah what a stunning cake Bhavita!

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    Bhavita Singh a year ago

    Thank you so much Shilpi and Sukhmani :) :) you ladies are too kind.

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    Sukhmani Bedi a year ago

    This cake is simply gorgeous

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    Shilpi lala a year ago

    Can a person fall in love with a cake? Because that is happening right now...Bhavita I do not want to eat it but just stare at it all day! Kudos to you :D

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    Bhavita Singh a year ago

    Thanks Shambhavi, glad you liked it :)

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    Shambhavi Gupta a year ago

    Omg! This cake is stunning! Thank you for this food art Bhavita

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