Orange Cake with a hint of chocolate

03May11

Ever since I discovered how the Convection mode works on my Microwave oven, every sunday evening I try to experiment with some kind of baking. The pictures from these experiments are generally posted on Facebook for general admiration and shameless plugs. 😀 So after some insistence, it seems fair enough to post the recipes and also revive this food blog in the process. Enjoy people and do please leave comments about your variations.

Orange-Choco Cake

The recipe follows:

Serves:

2-3 persons

You Will Need:

  • Eggs – 3
  • Full fat cream – a cup (I used one small packet of amul cream)
  • Sugar – a cup (powdered preferable)
  • Vegetable Oil – 4-5 tablespoons
  • Concentrated Orange juice/syrup – 1/4th cup. (I used about 2 tea spoonfulls of tang in 1/4 cup water)
  • Flour – 3/4th cup
  • Baking Powder – 1-2 teaspoons
  • Chocolate – 3-4 regular sized cubes or about 1/4th cup chocolate chips (melted and enough to smear evenly on the cake)
  • Orange Marmalade – enough to smear evenly

Procedure:

  • Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree C
  • In a bowl, start whisking together the eggs and oil. Add the eggs one at a time, whisk for 2-3 mins and then add the next.
  • In this mixture keep adding the powdered sugar while whisking
  • Add the cream and mix some more
  • Next up add the concentrated orange syrup
  • Add the baking powder to the flour. Use a fork to mix them up if you are in a rush and can’t sieve them
  • Mix the flour to the creamy mix, slowly and continue stirring
  • If it thickens up too much, add a little milk to loosen things up a bit. However, whisk it well to ensure there is enough air in the mixture.
  • Grease a cake tin with some oil. Pour in the cake mixture.
  • Place the tin in the pre-heated oven at 190-200 C for about 25 minutes.
  • Pierce the cake with a toothpick or knife to check if it comes out clean. If it does, then put it back again for another 10 mins to ensure that its really done. 😀
  • Cool the cake and take it out of the tin.
  • Cut it horizontally into two halves of equal thickness.
  • On one half smear marmalade and on the other half spread the melted chocolate. Place the two halves (with the marmalade and choco spread sides in the insides) on top of each other.
  • Let it cool for another 10-15 minutes to allow the chocolate to set firmly.

Note:

  • I can’t say this enough, but make sure to pre-heat the oven well. Thats what makes or wrecks a cake.
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2 Responses to “Orange Cake with a hint of chocolate”

  1. I tried the recipe, burnt the first one, but the second tated great. Thanks, great post!


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