Sunday, 8 March 2015

making clementine cake: a yummy orange loaf cake recipe

I made this cake the other day, to congratulate my daughter on being moved up a set at school. She'd worked really hard and deserved a treat.

Because the set she's moved into is called the oranges she got an orange themed cake. I used this recipe as my starting point, but modified it. 

I hope you like it.

Clementine cake

Ingredients

140g unsalted butter (softened)
200g self raising flour
1.5tsp baking powder
250g golden caster sugar
3 large eggs
100ml milk
2 clementines - finely grate the zest, and put the juice towards the...
3tbsp orange juice
Mini orange segment sugared jelly sweets

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a loaf tin.

2. Put the butter, flour, baking powder, 200g of the caster sugar, eggs, clementine zest and milk into a bowl and beat until light and fluffy.

3. Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin, and level, before baking in the oven for about 40 minutes. 

4. While it's baking, combine the orange juice with the remaining 50g caster sugar in a small pan. Heat it gently, and stir until dissolved.

5. Once the cake is golden brown and cooked through (check it with a wooden skewer), remove from the oven and poke all over with small holes from the skewer.

6. Spoon the sugary juice over the cake, and decorate as you will with the jelly sweets. Leave the cake to cool down a bit in the tin, and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

7. Cut into slices to eat. You might want a cake fork. Or not. I would recommend a cup of tea to go with it.

And that is all there is to it. It's not just easy, it's yummy too.