Soft and Delicious Orange Butter Cake

Orange Butter Cake

Suddenly felt like eating an orange cake... No frill, simply got some fresh orange to bake an aromatic and scrumptious orange cake. Very simple to bake, and it’s definitely a worth-trying recipe, with the freshest and simplest ingredients.

Ingredients:
➧ 250g good quality unsalted butter softened
➧ 185g castor sugar
➧ 170g whole eggs, at room temperature
➧ 100ml freshly squeezed orange juice
➧ finely grated zest of 2 oranges (see instructions below)
➧ 250g self-raising flour

Making the cake:
Preheat Oven and preparing baking tin

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 9 x 5 loaf tin with baking paper.

Rubbing orange zests and sugar

Grate orange zests over castor sugar to catch the orange oil. Using your hands, rub the orange zest and the castor sugar until the flavor is infused into the sugar. The castor sugar will be pale orange in color.

Creaming the butter

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and orange-infused sugar on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes until pale and fluffy.

Adding eggs to creamed butter 

Add beaten eggs to creamed butter in 6 additions and mix on medium speed, ensuring each addition is well incorporated before adding the next addition. The batter will become wet as more eggs are added but will slowly firm up when the last portion of eggs are mixed in.

Adding flour mixture and orange juice 

Sieve ¹/₃ of the self-raising flour to the egg-butter mixture. Mix on low speed until the last bit of flour is absorbed. Next, add in half the orange juice and continue mixing until the orange juice is incorporated. Repeat the mixing process by sifting another ¹/₃ portion of self-raising flour, followed by the remaining half of the orange juice, lastly followed by sifting in the remaining ¹/₃ of the self-raising flour. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula to incorporate loose ingredients.

Baking the cake 

Pour batter into lined 9 x 5 loaf tin. Bake the batter for 50-60 mins at 180 degrees C. Allow cake to cool in a loaf tin for 10 minutes before removing cake from loaf tin. Allow cake to cool completely on a wire rack before storing.
Orange Butter Cake
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