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.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.

Ingredients:

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)

Method.

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.

Place a doily/stencil and sprinkle some icingsugar with sieve.

Cut into pieces and enjoy.

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera

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