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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Orange Syrup Butter Cake

I bought many oranges last week and thought about making "Orange Syrup Butter Cake" as I'd prefer the texture and taste of butter cake (rich, moist & buttery) to the chiffon one, when it comes to orange cake:-)
150 g unsalted butter
120 g caster sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
200 g flour
40 g milk powder or 60 g milk (liquid)
1/2 cup orange juice 
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 180°C.  
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside;
  • Using electric beaters, beat butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and creamy. 
  • Add eggs, beating thoroughly after each addition. 
  • Add rind, beat until combine;
  • Fold in the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the juice, using a metal spoon. Stir until just combined and the mixture is almost smooth;
  • Spoon mixture into prepared greased and lightly floured tin (I used two x 10 cm-baba tins or a deep 20 cm-baba tin) ; smooth surface;
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre of the cake;
  • Leave cake in tin 10 minutes before  turning onto wire rack to cool. 
For Orange Syrup:
rind of 2 oranges
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • Slice orange rind into long, thin stripes;
  • Combine juice, sugar and rind in a small heavy based sauce pan;
  • Stir constantly over low heat until boil and sugar has dissolved;
  • Reduce heat, simmering without stirring for 8-10 minutes;
  • Remove from heat. Pour the warm syrup over the cake.   

For Orange-Lime Curd Filling (alternatively):
6 teaspoons cornflour
75 g caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
80 ml orange mixed lime juice
175 ml milk
  • Combine cornflour, sugar, milk, orange-lime juice and eggs in a small saucepan, mix well;
  • Stir over low heat until mixture boils and thickens, cook for 1 minute longer;
  • Remove from heat. Transfer to a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow to cool before using.
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In the Beloved's rose garden of union, no thorn remains.
They say there is a window from one heart to another
How can there be a window where no wall remains?"

--Rumi's Love Poems
(From Thief of Sleep by Shahram Shiva)


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