Saturday, 6 February 2010

Cypriot Orange Cake

I saw this orange cake on Anna's blog and decided that today - a cool and rainy Saturday - is the perfect day to try it out.

I actually got my eldest son to do most of the work, while I was making dinner - it's one of those cakes where you just mix everything together and put it in a cake pan.

Put the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar) in a big bowl, and in a jug combine eggs, oil, vanilla extract and orange zest and juice. Mix it all together gently.

Pour mixture into an oiled bundt tin or a 23 cm round tin.

Cook for one hour (mine took 50 mins) at 180 C. Leave to cool in pan and then remove onto a cake rack.

As Anna says, it's light and fragrant - orangey and tangy and not too sweet, and very easy to make.

3 cups self-raising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
3 tsp baking powder
zest and juice of 2 oranges
4 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla essence


Anna said...

Arista! It looks wonderful. Can I say that I feel flattered that you chose to try this cake? I've never had anyone make one of 'my' cakes before on their blog :-)

Stacey said...

I love orange cakes. I'll definitely give this one a go!

arista said...

Thanks Anna for the recipe. And Stacey I hope you try the cake, it's lovely - my children discovered it tastes great with some natural yogurt.

Cynthia said...

You would not believe the amount of things I've just bookmarked from your site!

arista said...

Hello again Cynthia! :o)