Today I decided I wanted to try and make orange cake from scratch. Making muffins and breads is not so different but the technique is. You want something fluffier when making a cake than you do with muffins, lighter than with breads. So I hunted around for a basic cake recipe and of course played with it. Here is the recipe I have put together:
2 c flour, sifted
1/2 t salt
3 t baking powder
1 1/2 c sugar, sifted
1/2 c milk
1/2 c oil
1 large orange, zest and juice it
combine milk, oil, eggs, juice and zest, whisk together completly
combine flour, salt, baking paowder and sugar, lightly whisk together.
Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour into your pans
bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Now I found that using a hand held grater gives you bigger pieces of zest than the zester will. You get more flavor that way. Also since you all ready have the orange you can just use the old fashioned juicer
Today I decided to pour the batter into my heart shaped brownie pans and of course the halloween muffin pans I have. The smell from my kitchen is awesome and I can’t wait to pull them from the oven and eat them