Posted in Cakes

Orange Cake

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Nothing like the smell of oranges so imagine baking a cake with them…

Ingredients

2 cups of flour

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 pkt (5ml) baking powder

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup of milk

1/2 cup of orange juice

1/2 cup of vegetable oil

3 eggs

1 1/2 tsps grated orange zest

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 c and grease two 8” cake tins, (or 1 loaf tin)

In a bowl combine the milk, orange juice, oil and eggs and beat well. Add zest and set aside.

In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt then add the sugar and mix.

Now make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour the milk mixture in and then mix together until well combined.

Pour into your choice of tin and then bake.  If 2 cake tins then bake for approximately 35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.  If using a loaf tin it will require longer, around 45-50 minutes.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes then place on a rack.

Suggestion

Orange butter frosting is a nice addition to this cake, but if you are avoiding an overload of sugar then just a sprinkling of icing sugar over the top will do.

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