Orange Cake (#butterless) 

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Hey, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way

A very merry Christmas everyone 😊 😊 😊

I know,  I know,  it is well over Christmas and I am late as usual but still..

Merry Christmas 🙂

I just remembered one of the  stories our school principal told us while taking a English lecture for us on our XII th standard, I don’t remember which country he was talking about but I remember his telling us about a place where the Christmas is the whole month of December. Ever since I heard that story Christmas starts for me from the beginning of December.

I could hear the winds sing the songs of Christmas,  the special chillness of the night and the early morning. The spirit of Christmas everywhere  as the stars are hung from the rooftops and the Christmas trees and illumination lights decorated the houses. The joy of sharing as you bake cakes for your family, friends and neighbors. 🙂 This is my first Christmas together with my sweetheart, we decorated our home together and we baked together, we had a very special Christmas 🙂

As this was our first Christmas together I wanted to make something different for him,  something he haven’t eaten before.  Both of us were going through a diet plan during the beginning of December and by mistake I had ordered a lot of oranges,  a lot more than what we actually need.  And when I was wondering on what to do with all these oranges,  Facebook started to through at me status updates and posts with pictures of orange cake,  but still I wanted something more healthy with less fat,  so here is my butterless Orange cake 😉

  • Servings: 10
  • Time: 70 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Summary

  • Course: Dessert 
  • Cooking Technique: Baking 
  • Preparation Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 40-45 mins

Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour

3 tsp baking powder

3 eggs

1 1/2 cup Powdered sugar/ palm sugar

1/2 cup orange juice

1 1/2 tsp Orange zest

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

Steps :

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degree C and grease and dust a 9 inch pan.
  2. Separate the egg yolk and white,  then      beat the egg white really well to make it foam like.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder together and keep it aside.
  4. Now beat the yolk and mix it with milk.  To this add the sugar and mix it really well.
  5. To this add the oil and once it is well incorporated add in the orange juice, orange zest and salt.
  6. Now with a spoon or spatula stir in the flour- baking powder mixture.
  7. Once it is well mixed,  fold in the  egg white froth.  Now the batter is ready to bake.
  8. Now pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, check by inserting a toothpick pick to the center of the cake,  the cake is done if the Toothpick comes out clean,  if not cook for a few more minutes.
  9. Let the cake rest and cool down before you cut it,  the orange flavor becomes strong once it cool down.

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