Baking a cake from scratch has been a stress buster for me many a times.Grabbing my mixing bowls and spoons I set about making the batter unaware of the disaster which was to follow.
Orange zest has to be one of the most amazing fragrant ingredient ever when it comes to baking.I always seem to have a soft spot with Orange,whether it be paired with chocolate or as the main flavor,Orange never ceases to lift something to a higher level.I felt as though I was floating in Orange cream biscuit heaven while I was zesting and later mixing the zest with sugar,no kidding!
The cake is a breeze to make but I found it to be a tad less sweet.Yes,with the soaking syrup added it tends to get a little sweet,but I feel 1 cup in place of 3/4 cup sugar would have been ideal.
Orange Yogurt Cake with Orange Glaze
Recipe source - Sprinkle Bakes
Flour - 1 1/2 cups
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Zest of 1 large Orange
Yogurt - 1 cup(plain,unsweetened yogurt)
Eggs - 3
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Oil - 1/2 cup
For the glaze
Freshly squeezed Orange Juice - 1/4 cup
Powdered sugar - 1 cup
Preheat oven to 175C.Grease and line a loaf pan.(my loaf pan is smaller in size,so I had enough batter for one medium and one small loaf pan)
Prepare the sugar - rub orange zest into the sugar with your fingertips till it becomes moist and fragrant.
Sift together flour,baking powder and salt.
In a mixing bowl,add yogurt and whisk in the sugar.Mix in eggs,vanilla and oil.
Fold in the flour mix till you get a smooth batter.
Pour into the prepared tins and bake for 50 minutes or till done.(the smaller loaf tin took 40 minutes and the medium one took 50 minutes).
Making the glaze-Mix together powdered sugar and orange juice till you get a thick glaze.
Remove from the tin and peel off the baking paper and place the cakes back into the tin.Pour the glaze over the warm cake and let it cool in the tin.
Only unfortunate incident with the cake was,while mixing the wet ingredients and taking a snap of it,my camera fell into the mixing bowl.Just for a fraction of a second and then I snatched it above,but the damage was done.I was in a denial mode from then on and wiped the lens and the camera with a tissue,let it dry under the fan and went about clicking pictures with my spare camera.Only later it sank in that the camera could be severely damaged.As of now,it is getting serviced while I sit with my fingers crossed.