Monday, May 20, 2013

Orange Butter Cake


I miss baking! Since started working I can hardly find time to do any baking. On my off day I have to run errands, grocery shopping, laundry, ironing and housework. It was difficult the first two weeks but now I am getting the hang of it and managed my time well and Carlos helps a lot too. I am thankful for that. I bake this plain old orange butter cake at the spur of the moment last week right after I came home from work. It is nothing fancy with just few ingredients that I can find in my pantry and fridge. The most important about butter cake is make sure you use good butter for it. This cake is rich and moist and great with my morning cup of coffee before heading out to work.



Ingredients:

227gram/2 sticks butter – room temperature
200 gram sugar
270 gram flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
4 large eggs
Zest of an orange
5 tbsp orange juice


1. Grease and line an 8” round baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Sieve flour, baking powder and salt and set it aside.
2. Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition until mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the orange zest.
3. Slow down the mixer and slowly add in the flour. Finally stir in orange juice. Mix until well combined.
4. Turn out mixture into prepared tin. Level out mixture at the sides but allow a shallow well in the centre. This is to enable the cake to level up evenly during baking.
5. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until cooked through when tested with a skewer.

27 comments:

Norzila Zakaria said...

my favourite...love this butter orange cake

suhaina aji said...

WOW..SO PERFECTLY BAKED..I LOVE THIS..

Phong Hong said...

Gertrude, that's a beautiful butter cake!

Yummy Bakes said...

Very nice golden color. Yeah, my favourite cake too.

Katie said...

Sometimes simple is best. It is hard finding the time and energy to bake these days

Shereen said...

The recipe might be simple but whatever comes out of your kitchen will look 'wow'! Will try this recipe out soon.. as soon as I can remember to buy an orange:)

suituapui said...

Sigh!!! Longing for a piece... Wish I could bake. My missus bakes very nice cakes...but unfortunately, she's not in the mood. :(

Edith C said...

This looks so lovely and tempting for me to bake.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

look at your orange butter cake, remind me I have too long did not bake one..Few simple ingredients but resulted good taste! who can resist butter cake!

Esther Lau said...

Looks so yummy with the orange flavour! May I have a slice please? :)

Yoong said...

Simple and lovely, definitely great with a cup of strong black coffee :)

missyblurkit said...

Yummy! This will be my long weekend tea time project! Will throw in some poppy seed:D

shaz said...

this looks hard to resist. Perfect with hot tea for afternoon tea :)

Jeannie Tay said...

This looks really yummy indeed! I would love to try this recipe too!

ICook4Fun said...

Norzila, I guess all of us love our butter cake :)

Suhaina, thanks.

Phong Hong, thank you :)

Yummy bakes, mine too :)

Katie, yes it is. Me too but I try to do it at least once a week.

Shereen, thank you ;) We always have loads of oranges in the fridge as you know Carlos will have 2 a day :)

Arthur, you make lah. Very easy to make this cake :)

ICook4Fun said...

Edith, thank you.

Sonia, yes this is my favorite cake to make if I want something real quick :)

Esther, sure we can have it with a cup of coffee or tea :)

Yoong, how are you?

Missyblurkit, additional poppy seeds sounds good too. I will put some in the next time :)

Shaz, thanks for dropping by and your comment.

Jeannie, hope you like it as much as we do and happy baking :)

lyly said...

Good to see you come back with baking. I like orange cake. Thank you for sharing.

xing hui said...

like the colour and the texture of this cake.

Anonymous said...

Hi, just wondering if i can replace the sugar with other natural sweeteners or reduce the amount of sugar by half?

Veronica said...

Hi, can i replace the sugar with other natural sweetener or reduce the amount of sugar by half?

ICook4Fun said...

Veronica, yes you can replace it with other sugar or reduce the amount of sugar but I am not sure if the results will be the same.

Ean said...

Hi my cake is a bit dry although a added about one tablespoon of milk. Why? Should I add buttermilk?

Polaris said...

Baked with ur recipe. Turn out soft & fluffy. More butterly than orange smell though. :-) love it!

Polaris said...

I managed to reduce sugar to 130g. It taste just nice... Did not affect the textures

Sakinah Omar said...

Am baking it right this moment. hope it turns out as good as yours.

Michelle Greaves said...

Is it granulated or brown sugar?

ICook4Fun said...

Michelle, is regular white sugar.