Thursday, May 4, 2017

Orange Cake

Orange Cake

Last evening, it suddenly struck me that I hadn't baked my customary healthy orange cake this season..and oranges are almost on their way out. I promptly bought a couple of Malta oranges and baked this super healthy, moist and yummy cake. It's awesome as a tea or coffee cake. I was hesitant to use Malta oranges. I wasn't sure if it would yield the same results. But I didn't have a choice. These are more easily available now. But now I will bake this cake using Malta oranges only. And do try this cake before oranges go out of the market.  

Wholewheat flour – ¾ cup
Custard powder (vanilla) – ¼ cup
Eggs – 2 or Hung curd – ½ to ¾ cup
Jaggery powder – ¾ cup
Baking powder - 1tsp
Baking soda – ½ tsp
Orange zest – ½ to 3/4th eel
Orange juice – ½ cup
Coconut oil – ¼ cup
Mix dry ingredients well
Add oil, orange zest and orange juice
Mix well
Beat the eggs
Add to the mixture and mix using cut and fold method
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes

While we're all aware of the health benefits of oranges, let's look at orange zest:

Lowers high blood pressure and cholesterol
Has anti-cancer effects
Contains considerable amounts of calcium, copper, magnesium, vitamin A, folate and other B vitamins
Contains dietary fiber

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