Updated: May 30, 2021
I came across a quote while looking for some byte about oranges and it stayed with me - "When life gives you lemons...they could really be oranges! (Ellen DeGeneres)"
As it happened to be hubby dearest birthday and knowing his love for fruits, we decided to bake him an absolute delish Orange-Choco Cake.
The recipe below is eggless, healthy and pretty simple to bake, so hop onto the baking-wagon and check it out yourself...
100gm Brown Sugar
150gm Fine Sugar (it is refined sugar in very small crystal size)
150gm All-purpose flour (Maida)
75gm Ragi flour
50gm Cocoa powder
2-3 TBSP Fresh orange juice + zest (you can use cinnamon powder if zest is not feasible)
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Vanilla essence
200ml Hot water
Take butter, brown sugar and sugar in 1 bowl and beat them together (P.S. do not overbeat them else the cake will fall flat)
In a separate bowl, take all the dry ingredients - maida, ragi, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda. Mix them together and keep aside.
Add 2-3 TBSP freshly squeezed orange juice and zest into the butter-sugar mix (If you do not have the zest or wish to avoid it, then you can add a pinch of cinnamon powder). Add 1tsp vanilla essence and mix.
Sieve the dry ingredients, add to the above and mix them together to form the dough
Add 200ml hot water to form a uniform slurry cake mix. This step helps to quicken the baking process
Take the baking cake pan/mould and grease it with butter. Sprinkle some refined flour to dust the inner lining of pan before pouring the cake mix
Pour the cake mix and garnish with almond slivers on the top
Put the pan/mould inside preheated oven and bake it for 35-40mins at 150-160deg
Use a small knife or toothpick to check if the cake is completely baked inside (It should come out clean). Wait for the cake to cool down and take it off the mould.
Your cake is ready to be devoured! :)
Try this recipe out and let us know in comments about your experience.