Baking a cake from scratch was something i yearned for long. Amma used to make the yummiest Vanilla Cake ever with tutty fruity, and she would allow no one to touch her precious oven :) ; she bakes the best cakes ever. But for me baking was something i would have least tried. But, everything changed when i got married and came to US, i was happy to find i was interested in cooking and more happy to bake cake in the most easiest manner through a store bought pack.
That's when i met my friend ' D ' who's cakes were pretty famous among our friends, she told me that she attended baking classes, and also owns a Hand Mixer ( which i thought only a Pro would own one ) and if i wished she could help me; and just as i was wanted. She was very happy and kind enough to lend me her Mixer, but she couldn't make it on the day we planned for the "Cake mission ". Excited & wanting for the D day to happen , i couldn't help waiting any longer, and went ahead alone for the mission, following her instructions blindly. Beating the sugar and eggs went good, now for a beginner i should have Googled at least once, but went ahead and a few sec; i had my kitchen covered with flour.
This is one yummy Orange Flavoured Cake with a fruit filling and i'm pretty happy with the output, the cake was soft and moist with the filling complementing the cake very well.
Orange Cake Slice
4 Eggs at room temperature ( yolks & white separated )
3/4 cup All Purpose flour
3/4 cup Sugar
1 tbsp Cornflour
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tbsp Milk
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Orange zest
For the filling:
3/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
2 tbsp Sugar
1 cup Fruits ( i used Cuties Oranges, Strawberry & Green Grapes )
- Pre-heat the oven to 350F and line a 9 x 12 inch Swiss roll tin.
- Whisk together Flour, Cornflour & Baking powder.
- Beat together egg yolks and sugar until creamy, for about 5 min.
- Add in vanilla, orange zest, flour mixture and beat, adding milk in between , until smooth.
- Whip the egg whites with salt until soft peaks form, fold in to the batter very gently.
- Pour into the prepared tray and bake for 15 min, or until spongy on top.
- Turn over the cake to a parchment paper sprinkled with sugar, let it cool.
- Whip the Cream with sugar, and fold in the fruits.
- Cut the cake in half, spread the filling on one half, and place the other half on top.
- Decorate with fruits and Chocolate drizzle.