Orange Cake

Orange cake

Orange Cake | Pachakam

Orange Cake

Orange cake

Category : Desserts, Cakes

By anu sujith

Published On: 18 Jan 2006

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1 Hours
Served : 3
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Step 1

Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Butter an 8-inch cake pan and dust with sugar and flour.

Step 3

Beat the eggs with the sugar to pale yellow ribbons.

Step 4

Beat in the milk, oil and orange zest.

Step 5

In a small bowl, sift the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Step 6

Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture a tbsp at a time and stirring well after each addition.

Step 7

Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake for 1 hour.

Step 8

Remove cake from oven.

Step 9

Let cool slightly on a rack, invert and cool completely.

Step 10

For making the syrup:-
10)Using a sharp paring knife to cut the orange, rind off the orange used for zest and the remaining orange, leaving the bitter white pith on the orange.

Step 11

Cut the skin into very thin strips and reserve.

Step 12

Cut away and discard the white pith, remove the orange supremes, and reserve.

Step 13

In a large sauce pan, combine the orange juice, sugar and thin orange strips.

Step 14

Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 mins or until a thick syrup.

Step 15

Strain the syrup and reserve the orange strips, along with 1/2 cup of the syrup.

Step 16

Use a toothpick to poke holes in the top of the cake.

Step 17

Pour the warm strained syrup all over the cake so that it soaks through.

Step 18

Place the remaining 1/2 cup syrup in a small sauce pan.

Step 19

Bring to a simmer and reduce to a few tbsp.

Step 20

Use a spatula to spread the thick glaze over the top of the cake.

Step 21

Place the cake on a serving platter.

Step 22

Arrange the reserved orange strips and orange supremes on top of the cake.

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