I had finally gotten round to attempt this recipe which I found on YouTube earlier this month. I was craving for an orange flavored cake at the time so I bookmarked this recipe with the intention of baking it on that particular weekend. But I never gotten round to do so as I got caught up with other things to do.
But I decided to attempt this recipe this evening albeit I had so many ripe bananas sitting on the kitchen worktop at the moment. I guess I got to do something with those bananas before they go rotten and ended up in the dumpster.
Orange Pound Cake (adapted from Roti & Rice)
- 265g all-purpose flour
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 170g unsalted butter, softened
- 165g fine granulated white sugar *150g*
- 3 large eggs
- 180ml milk *full cream milk*
- 90ml freshly squeezed orange juice
- zest from 1 orange *2 oranges*
- In a clean mixing bowl, mix both all-purpose flour and baking powder together. Sift and set aside.
- In another clean mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugar and orange zest until light and fluffy.
- Beat in eggs, one at a time until well combined.
- Add in sifted dry ingredients and the wet ingredients (orange juice & milk) in the sequence of dry-wet-dry-wet-dry. Make sure you end the sequence with flour.
- Pour batter into a lined and lightly greased 9×5-inches baking loaf pan and bake in a preheated oven of 180 degree Celsius for 50 minutes or until an inserted cake tester comes out clean in the centre of the cake.
- Leave the cake to cool in the pan for approximately 10 to 15 minutes before removing it to cool completely on a wire cooling rack.
So, this was how my Orange Pound Cake looked like when I sliced it in the morning. I left it to cool overnight and to let the flavor sink in more before slicing it up. The cake has a rich orange flavor which I love as I used the zest of two oranges instead of one. The cake is soft and smooth with melt-in-the-mouth texture.
This is the up close view of my Orange Pound Cake. The cake was slightly too sweet for my preference but I am going to reduce the amount of sugar next time when I attempt this recipe again.
If you love orange flavored cake, do try this recipe and make sure you use the zest of two oranges. That way you will get a rich aromatic orange cake like I did!