Bake an exquisite orange cake with Délices & Gourmandises
Nothing smells tastier than a nice cake that gently bakes inside the oven. You can also have your guests this delightful pastry by following an easy to make cake recipe.
Délices & Gourmandises’ tasty cake recipe
Ingredients for 4-5 gourmands:
– 250 gr of sifted flour
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder
– 1 big very ripe orange
– 3 eggs
– About 16 ml of milk (2 tbsp.).
– 100 gr of butter
– 80 gr of sugar
Beat eggs and sugar with a whisk in a bowl until you get a homogeneous and quite firm mixture. Melt the butter over low heat and let cool then add to the previous mixture.
Add flour and baking powder and continue beating until the dough is smooth.
Collect the orange zest then press it to get the juice.
Blanch the orange zest in boiling water, then dry and add to the dough. No needs to put all of it, few grams are more than enough.
Preheat oven to thermostat 6 or 7 (about 180°C to 190°C).
Once the oven is hot, butter a loaf pan and pour the batter into it. Place in oven and cook for 15-20 min.
The cake is cooked when a knife put into it comes out clean.
While the cake is cooking, prepare syrup. Take the orange juice and add sugar to your convenience and let the mixture reduce over low heat. The syrup has to thicken while remaining quite liquid.
Once the cake is baked, let it cool then gently pour the syrup over the top and let the cake absorb it for about twenty minutes.
Tips from Délices & Gourmandises’ pastry chefs
A common mistake of beginners is making dough too liquid. The perfect cake dough has a firm texture; it should not pour easily into the mold, but requires to be pushed through a spatula.