orange cake {egg free}

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This orange cake has a very refreshing taste. It’s very soft and wonderfully flavoured. The candied oranges give it a unique texture.

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups Flour
3/4th tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
3/4th cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
3/4th cup Milk
Juice of 1/2 orange or 2 drops of orange essence
3/4th cup candied oranges

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Germany is known for its traditional Christmas markets called the “Christkindlmarkt” , which literally means Christ child market. It usually lasts for 4 weeks and ends on the eve of christmas.These 4 weeks are called as Advents  which is the waiting and the preparation time for the christmas celebrations.These markets are known to have started in the Middle Ages.

Of the many beautiful things sold here, the traditional Glühwein which means glow wein, Gebrannte Mandeln  {candied, toasted almonds}, traditional Christmas cookies such as Lebkuchen  {soft gingerbread} are some of the highlights of the market. There are a wide variety of christmas decorations on sale. Some are specially handcrafted and sold in these specialty shops.

Method

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 c.
  2. In a big bowl, sieve flour, baking powder and soda.
  3. In an another bowl beat butter and sugar till fluffy.
  4. Add flour , milk  and orange juice or essence.
  5. Now with a little dry flour in a bowl , mix the candied orange leaving a few to decorate.
  6. This will prevent the oranges from settling at the bottom of the cake.
  7. Grease a loaf tin with some oil or butter.
  8. Pour the cake batter and with a palette even the top.
  9. Sprinkle the reserved candied oranges randomly.
  10. Bake for about 30 mins till fully cooked. When a knife inserted in the middle of the cake should come out clean.
  11. Allow the cake to cool and remove it from the tin.
  12. Do not be tempted to slice the cake immediately. Refrigerate for about 3o mins.
  13. Now its ready to be sliced.

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Heap of Spice

daughter, daughter in law , wife, mother of two, sister ,aunt , homemaker 😃

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