Orange cake

My mom Mrs Meena Shrikant Nerurkar is the best cook I have ever come across.She bakes fantabulous cakes.I have grown up seeing her baking.My first recipe is a special tribute to her.

This Orange cake is one of my favourite,during my school days,on my every picnic I used to demand for orange cake….and my demand was always fullfilled by my mom.

Now this is my son’s favorite too,in orange season it’s mandatory to bake this cake.


100 gm Butter.

130 gm Sugar.

150 gm Flour(maida)

2 Eggs

1tsp Baking Powder.

1tsp Orange Essence.

1tsp Orange Colour.

Juice of 1 Orange.

Rind of 1 Orange(grated skin of orange)

For Glaze:

1/2 cup Icing Sugar.

2 tbsp Orange juice.

1/4 tsp Orange Essence.

1/4 tsp Orange Colour.


Grease baking tin with melted butter and flour.dust off extra flour.

Sieve together flour and baking powder thrice.

Cream butter and sugar with electric blender till it becomes light and fluffy.

Add egg one at a time,continue beating.

Add essence,colour,orange rind and orange juice.

Start Preheating oven.

Fold in flour.Batter should be of dropping consistency.(when droped from spoon,should fall down smoothly)

Add little milk if required.

Pour into lined/greased baking tin.

Bake at 180degreeC FOR 40 minutes.

Insert a small knife in center to check if baked properly(knife should come out clean)

Invert on cooling mesh,demould and let it cool completly.

For Glaze:

Heat Orange juice in microwave or gas for 30 seconds,add to icing sugar aling with essence and colour.Mix well,pour on the top of the cake.Let it cool,sprinkle little icing sugar with sieve and garnish with orange slices.

Cut into pieces and enjoy.

Happy Cooking !!!


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