Sunday, 4 November 2012

Orange & Lemon Cake

I totally go ga-ga for fruity desserts~

 This cake is lovely .... light & fluffy and bursting with citrus-y goodness , moist and very home-y tasting! 

When the cake is fresh out of the oven , pour the lemon - orange syrup over the cake ....the syrup soaks into the cake and infuses it with the heady citrus-y flavour and aroma of lemon and orange...

180 g sugar ...ground
180g softened butter

4 tablespoons milk
2 eggs
180 g self-raising flour

Grated zest and juice of 1 large lemon
Grated zest and juice of 1 large orange
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
Beat caster sugar , butter and zest of lemon and orange till pale and creamy. 
Next add the milk and eggs ...keep beating . 
Add in the flour in batches using a spatula .
 Pour batter into greased cake tins and place in a pre-heated oven for about 30-45 minutes at 180 deg C or till a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
While the cake is in the oven put the juice of the Orange  and the lemon in a saucepan boil and allow it to reduce to about 4 tablespoons add in the sugar and leave this syrup to cool . 
As soon as you bring out the cake from the oven prick it all over with a tooth pick / skewer . 
Pour the syrup all over the cake . Let the cake soak all the syrup .
 Leave to cool completely before you serve or remove from cake tin .


  1. looks great...i know it tastes great too..

  2. I have noticed that the zest of Lemon always adds to the flavour, and here we have Orange too !! Double bonaza.
    The second picture is too good and tempting :-)

    1. Thank -you so much :)) Yes this cake was gorgeous very home style simple yet with lovely flavours .....Im going to be baking more and more happiest time of the year...Diwali & then Christmas :))

  3. I love the smell of grated lemon and orange zest.. this cake had both, am sure it was divine. BTW I saw that ur feedback in Good Food magazine, nice review of the dish. Next time am in Pune we both should cook something together!