Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Orange Raisin Cake

I made this really moist and flavourful cake for breakfast last week. Just mixed all the ingredients together and in an hour you will have a cake for breakfast or tea.

Ingredients :
(adapted from :

1 3/4 cup of flour
1/4 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp of salt
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup of raisins - chopped
1 tbsp of orange zest
1/3 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
125 grm of butter - melted
1 cup of plain yogurt
2 eggs - lightly beaten
Icing sugar for dusting.

1) Pre-heat oven to 325 degree F and prepare the baking pan.
2) Sift flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
3) Add in sugar, raisin and orange zest and stir well.
4) Combined orange juice, melted butter, yogurt and eggs until well mixed.
5) Pour the eggs mixture into the flour and stir well with a big spoon.
6) Pour into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top.
7) Bake in the oven for 40-45 min until golden brown or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.
8) Set aside for 3 min before turning out into a cooling rack.
9) Dust with icing sugar before serving.

Note : I add a handful of dried cranberries for some colour.


Rita Ho said...

Woohoo! Another yummy-looking and easy to make cake recipe! Do we need to use electric mixer to combine the juice-butter-yoghurt-eggs or just spoon-mix them? Thanks for sharing, Gert.

Beachlover said...

What a beautiful Raisin Cake!!.Now you give me idea what to give as gift when visiting friends in X- Mas time.Thanks for sharing:)

ICook4Fun said...

Rita, you don't need a mixer for this cake. Just mix everything by hand.

Lesley, it will be a nice to give cakes and cookies to your friends for X'mas. Am I in the list :) :)

Cat Cat said...

Aha.. mix everything by hand... Easy then... Must make some to bring it to work...

Anonymous said...

Ahhah, this is good the neh.... I think I can do this but have to buy the baking pan first. FYI, my empat mata still can't move away from your delicious cendol pic below...

aiyah nonya said...

Wow another friut cake. I will give this a try. Thanks for sharing.
Btw do you have any idea what size of cake tins I can use if I don't have the cake tin you used for this recipe ?

ICook4Fun said...

Cat, this is a very easy recipe for you :)

Choy, you can just buy those disposable baking pan to bake. You want to make some cendol next week??

Nonya, this is actually a very small cake. You can use any kind of pan. It can be loaf pan or just a plain round 8" pan.

pearly said...

I love it i got a tin like this i can make it all in one go save time very gud indeed thank for sharing xxx you are so gud la love you alwaysxxx

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, what kind of raisins did you use in this cake? It almost look like fruit cake. Looks delicious!

ICook4Fun said...

Pearly, I too like this baking pan a lot.

Zue, I used golden raisins.

Chanita Harel חני הראל said...

Yummy ,
I love your cake, adding cranberries is a great idea , thanks ! :-)

ICook4Fun said...

chanit, thanks for dropping by. Your blog gave me lots of ideas :)

Anonymous said...

I tried this last night i.e. 11/4/08. And it turned out to be the best Election night dessert!! haha. The outside is crisp and inside is very moist. Recommend in replace of fruit cake for Christmas (something without the alcohol). 5 star to this and cheers to Gert!