Monday 13 December 2021

Orange Cinnamon Cake

 Orange Cinnamon Cake

2021, a year full of intense turbulence is finally approaching its end in less than a month. The excitement of a hopefully more positive year is accompanied by the festive vibes of Christmas and celebrations and so December becomes the perfect month for inspiration and home-baked cakes. This month therefore felt like the perfect opportunity to inspire myself and to attempt new dishes. I have always shared a passion for baking and so with winter and its festivities around the corner, I decided to experiment with the flavour of orange, cinnamon and drizzled chocolate.

Christmas has a very fruity and celebratory vibe attached to it, so what better flavour to enjoy Christmas with, than the flavour of orange and cinnamon. With that in mind, I tried out this recipe that provides the intoxicating tangy flavour of oranges, slight sweet taste of cinnamon and the softness of a delicious cake baked right. I decided to make the dish a healthier alternative by adding a lot of almonds and can be used to trick our kids into eating dry fruits and add to their nutrition. I also decided to drizzle chocolate over the cake, since it provides a delicious contrast to the tangy flavour and adds to the festive look of December. This recipe is therefore a simple process that guarantees a warm cake filled with the flavour of home and celebration and can be used to have a homemade spectacular Christmas Eve with your family.

Preparation time : 30 min

Baking Time : 45 min

Ingredients :  

  • All purpose flour 1 1/2 Cup
  • Almond flour 1 cup (simply grinned in a mixer)
  • Butter salted 110 gm
  • Yogurt 200 gm
  • Sugar 3/4 cup (I used brown sugar)
  • Baking powder 1tbs
  • Baking soda 1 tbs 
  • Cinnamon powder 1 ts
  • lemon zest 1 tbs or according to taste
  • Orange juice 1 cup plus 1/2 cup if extra is needed
  • Almond flakes 2 tablespoon

Procedure : 

  • Take some butter, keep it aside for some time so that it is at room temperature 
  • Take fresh oranges, wash them nicely with the help of grater or scraper, take its zest and keep aside
  • Now take out orange juice from fresh oranges and keep aside 
  • Take all other ingredients according to the measurements and keep aside
  • Now preheat the oven for 15 to 20 minutes at 180 degree
  • Take a cake tin, grease it nicely and keep aside
  • Take all the dry ingredients-  all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon powder sieve all together nicely. now add almond powder to this and keep aside.
  • Lets start preparing our cake batter
  • In a bowl take butter and sugar and mix it well till it is creamy and light in texture 

  • Now add yogurt to the mixture mix well 

  • Now add orange zest and a cup of Orange juice and mix it nicely 

  • Next slowly slowly add dry ingredients to the mixture. Mix it well with cut and food method 

  • Once the batter is done with a smooth consistency . Transfer the batter into cake tin and knock it onto the kitchen counter few times so that the batter is evenly distributed 

  • Bake the cake on 180 c for 40 to 50 minuets . As required 

  • Once the cake is baked take a skewer test. If it is clean, it means the cake is done 
  • Now invert it on an oven rack and rest it for 30 minutes 

  • Once cake is cooled, sprinkle some icing sugar on it and drizzle chocolate syrup and enjoy 

As you all are aware, we are a group of bloggers, we work together in a group know as Healthy Wealthy Cuisines , and for this month we had decided that "#WinterCakeBake" would be the perfect theme to end this year with.

Tips : 
  • You can have normal sugar in case brown sugar is not available
  • If yogurt is not available take a normal curd but remove the excess water from it.
  • If you feel cake batter is quite thick add little bit of milk in it

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