My friend made me an orange cake the other day.
It was for no other reason than to say ‘Thank you for being my friend’…
I was deeply moved by this gesture, and so I dedicate this post to my friend, Catalina.
The cake was a hit at home. It was gobbled up in a day.
I asked for the recipe and tried to make it at home but I can’t quite get it as delicious as hers was.
Maybe that’s because hers was a friendship cake.
Maybe it only works that way.
Anyway, I have tried again with a little more success and here is the wonderfully simple recipe to share with you all.
Orange Cake Recipe
125 g butter
1 cup caster sugar
Rind of 1 orange
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cup SR flour
1 tsp vanilla or orange essence
Cream butter and sugar
Add eggs, one at a time, rind and essence
Fold in flour and juice
Bake for about half an hour, or until golden brown.
Notes on the Recipe
The key is to FOLD ever so gently for a light and fluffy cake.
Catalina dusted hers with icing sugar and cinnamon and I highly recommend this!