May 30, 2008

Orange Cake with cream cheese frosting

I made this cake for my dear hubby's birthday last week..It was one of the best cakes I ever made and had..It turned out soft,moist and fluffy and the enticing aroma of the cake filled the house andI was happy I made it..We loved the flavor and kick the orange gave to the cake..I tried frosting it on my own for the first time and it wasn't disappointing..I also tried my hand at icing the cake with chocolate..I could'nt take a picture of the entire cake as I had no time and it was prepared in a hurry..Here goes the recipe for my orange cake..



All- Purpose flour - 2 cups
Baking powder - 3 teaspoons
Sugar - 2 cups
Eggs - 3
Softened butter - 50 grams
Orange zest - 2 tablespoons
Orange juice - 1 cup

For the frosting

Cream cheese softened - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Orange zest - 2 teaspoons
Orange juice - 1 tablespoon



Preheat oven to 180 degree C.
Prepare the baking cake pan by lining with parchment paper..This helps in easy removal of the cake from the pan and also it helps in easy cleaning.
Sift flour, baking powder into a large mixing bowl.Add the eggs, sugar, butter, orange zest and juice to the dry ingredients and whisk into a smooth thick mixture.
Pour the cake mixture into the cake mouls and even it out with a spatula or back of spoon.
Bake for 45 minutes until you get a golden brown crust.
Test the cake in the middle with a toothpick or fork.The cake is done when it comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool in the mould itself.Run a knife along the sides and then remove the cake.
Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting it.


The cream cheese gives a wonderful taste to the frosting.Mix all the ingredients together until they turn thick and creamy.Spread the frosting evenly over the top and sides of the cake.
The cream cheese can also be replaced by softened butter.

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  1. good job on the cake! i recently made a similar one, do check it out at ur leisure!

  2. Hey Divya thats a wonderful looking cake..

  3. that was a wonderful gesture...and that slice of cake looks delectable...

  4. lovely..looks delicious...hope you had a great day!!!

  5. delcious cake divya...looks moist and fluffy..nice frosting too.. wish i had a piece:) the orange flavor..belated bday wishes to ur hubby..

  6. I love orange flavor ,the aroma should have filled ur home! Lovely frosting and cake too Dhiv!

  7. Hi divya, your cake looks nice. Are you too late for SHF? They have a citrus theme going on this month, i think. Belated happy birthday wishes to your husband!

  8. wow, divya! wonderful cake. Love it, love it, love it! Yummy!

  9. looks delicious - its doesn't look like the first attempt at frosting at all

  10. I love the flavor of orange and this cake looks perfect. That, too, with cream cheese frosting!! You rock, Divya! :)

  11. Nice gesture Divya. The cake sure looks very moist.

  12. cake looks good and wish i could able to take a piece from the plate...

  13. The cake is looking so moist Divya.and frosting too not looking like first time

  14. that looks v good divya - thanks for the recipe - gonna try it for sure - not a big fan of frosting, but the cake by itself tasted great i'm sure...

  15. Cake has a beautiful texture DV, I can smell the aroma of Orange!:)
    Bet he enjoyed his cake.

  16. Hey Divya nice cake..belated bday wishes to ur husband

  17. WOW awesome looking cake, moist and love that frosting. Belated happy birthday to ur hubby!!!

  18. Wow... thats amazing cake dear... tooo good.... loved it..:)

  19. That is a very good cake - cream cheese frosting - yummy!

  20. oye where did my comment vanish.. all d best for ur eams.. n vikram wud have been on cloud 9 after this cake haan..

  21. this cake is a super hit for has got my fav orange flavour and my fav cream cheese frosting

  22. Wow... cake with orange flavor- yummy. Both the cake and frosting looks good. Belated b'day wishes to ur hubby.

  23. belated wishes to ur hubby..delicious cake,..

  24. DV, hey this is a fab first timer job..loved the cake, as I read, orange aroma..i actually felt the aroma wafting in my home thru this cake! Thks for sharing!!

  25. Divya, too good, I always the love the citrus flavour cake.Ur cake look so enticing dear.


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