Sunday, June 2, 2013

Orange cake with real oranges

This is also a great cake made with an oranges and lemons... instead of using 2 oranges, swap one out with a couple of lemons...delicious and tangy.

This is a lovely moist cake that is great with a cuppa or as dessert...

First though, you'll have to boil your oranges!

You'll need...

2 oranges  (or 1 orange and 2 lemons)
250 g caster sugar, plus extra for dusting
5 eggs
200 g almond meal
1/2 cup self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup olive oil
icing sugar 

Preheat the oven to 160 deg fan forced and grease and line a 20cm cake tin

Boil the oranges in some water for about an hour, or until soft,  then let them cool completely

Once cool, process them until they are pulp

Beat the eggs, sugar and oil until light and creamy then add the pulped oranges, almond meal, flour and baking powder and mix thoroughly.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and sprinkle a little caster sugar over the top.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until the top is golden brown

That's it.

Easy and delicious

The orange and lemon cake...a little lighter with a bit of "tang"

Saturday, April 27, 2013

make it up as you go along cake

I haven't been doing much cooking of any note lately, nothing worthy of posting about anyway...I mean who wants to see a photograph of a cooked lamb chop or piece of fillet steak with a salad on the side

But today I thought let's get cooking, or baking to be more precise

I decided to make a cake. A "make it up as you go along" cake.

Then I decided to put some of the mix in patty cake pans


I had bananas and a can of boysenberries.

Now I have to tell you it's true what the Chaser boys on their new ABC show The Checkout report...what's in the can looks nothing like the photograph on the label. In fact, it's much worse than they claim, at least it was in my can of fruit. The boysenberries were a sloppy, dark, gooey mess when you poured them out of the can and into a bowl...really only good for a cake

I can't give you measurements for this cake or a real honest to goodness recipe, because I really did make it up as I went and I made it "by feel"...but if you have a good banana cake recipe, or have used mine posted here before, then you get the idea...just add whatever fruit you like and see how it goes

I used about 200 grams butter, some olive oil and some sugar...foofed it up till it was light and creamy, added two eggs, three mashed up bananas i had in the freezer and the can of boysenberries.

Some self raising flour, plain flour, bi-carb soda mixed with a large dollop of yoghurt and a splash of milk made it look downright awful!

But hey, it's just a cake batter. A grey cake batter, but a cake batter nonetheless

Put the mix into patty cake pans and put them in a 180 degree oven for 17 minutes..

This is how they turned out

Moist, light, soft and really delicious!

MONT's already eaten 4 of them!