Oranges are in season and I love them to bits. They are so versatile when it comes to using them in baking or cooking. I love using oranges in my dessert. Its just a great reminder that the holiday season is here and all you need to do is gear up and make the most of it, by baking amazing stuff.
The first thing that I baked this season, are these delicious Orange Marmalade Cake. Its moist, fluffy, pillowy soft and packed with flavour. Makes for a perfect tea time treat in these cozy winter evenings. I love tea cakes and have a new batch ready at my place each time. This one is super delicious and if you love oranges in your dessert than this one is a must must try.
The recipe is inspired by Nigella Lawson’s Orange Pudding Recipe in her book “THE KITCHEN”. Its a very basic recipe that uses flour, sugar, butter, milk, marmalade and eggs. I went ahead to try an EGGLESS version of it, and it was no less than magic.
Lets get started with the recipe now.
- 2½ Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- ¾th Cup Butter
- ¾th Cup Sugar
- ½ Cup Orange Marmalade ( I used a store bought one. You can go ahead and use a homemade marmalade too)
- ½ Tsp Vanilla
- 1 Tbsp Orange Zest
- 1½ Cup Butter milk
- Some more marmalade and sugar to top the cake.
- In a bowl mix together butter and sugar until creamy. Now add in the orange zest, vanilla and mix. Add in the butter milk and marmalade and combine everything.
- In another bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder .
- Now add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in batches and fold everything together. Add some milk if you think the batter is too thick and doughy. But make sure you keep the batter thick for a dense cake.
- Do not over mix.
- Line a 8" baking tin with parchment paper. Add the cake mixture. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 40 mins at 180 degrees.
- Every oven is different so I suggest you to do a skewer test at 30 mins.
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