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Orange cake

Sreemoyee Bhattacharjee
20 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Orange cake RECIPE

A beautiful citrusy refreshing cake made with fresh orange juice and zest for that extra zing.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Others
  • European
  • Baking
  • Dessert
  • Low Fat

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Sugar - 3/4 th cup
  2. All purpose flour - 1.25 cups
  3. Baking powder - 1.25 tsp
  4. Refined oil - 1/2 cup
  5. Eggs - 2
  6. Orange juice - 1/2 cup
  7. Zest of 2 oranges
  8. Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  9. For the frosting :
  10. Unsalted butter - 1/4 th cup
  11. Icing sugar - 1 cup
  12. Orange essence - 1/4 th tsp
  13. Orange food colour (optional) - few drops
  14. Melted chocolate - 4 tbsp


  1. Whisk the eggs and sugar together, till it is just pasty enough. Then add the oil and whisk for few more minutes.
  2. Then add the vanilla extract and whisk for few more seconds. Sieve the flour and baking powder together, in a separate bowl. Now add the zest of the oranges into the egg batter. Now fold in the flour and orange juice too in 3 parts respectively.
  3. Pour it into a greased tray, bake it for 30 minutes, in a preheated oven at 165-170 degree Celsius. Rest the cake.
  4. Now to make the frosting, whisk the butter and add the icing sugar. Add the essence and cream. Whisk till the consistency is achieved.
  5. Frost the cake with the above frosting, and using a spoon randomly spread the melted chocolate all over. Cut and serve.

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Maithili Iyer
Maithili Iyer   May-02-2018

Nice one.

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