Trying something a bit different

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:

Orange Cake

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
3 eggs

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

100_5663 100_5658 like I show here.  I use the small strainer to keep out the chunks of pulp and seeds that you can get (just like when making lemon muffins)

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

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About suteko

Writer, poet, mother and wife. I can be found all over the net. I have a paperback from JustFiction! short stories. novels and novellas on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, ITunes and other retailers.
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