Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Orange Butter Cake

Finally I got the time to bake!! I was trying to cope with my new timetable these few days, and I found myself rushing for everything since the first day of 2011..:( There are more works coming in for me and the time spending in the office are going to be longer this year..how boring..:(
Oh well, I hope everything will go smoothly and I hope I still have the time to bake as much as last year.
Now....my very first bake this year...Orange Butter Cake!! Freshly baked from my oven 2 hours ago and I can't wait to post it already...;p

A recipe adapted from one of my favourite collection, "I love Butter Cake from Kevin Chai".
Anyway I coverted his recipe from Lemon Butter to Orange..:D And worry that oranges scent will not be as strong as Lemons, I've made some changes here.

Result was wonderful, the cake was just the right taste as I wanted it to be...nice!

Recipe for 7" square pan:
160g butter
80g margarine
155g sugar
3 eggs (whole)
1 egg white
3 tbsps orange juice
2 tsps grated orange rind
1/2 tbsp "sunquick" orange nectar
200g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

~ Beat butter, margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
~ Add in eggs one at a time, then add in orange juice, rind and nectar.
~ Fold in flour and baking powder, pour into prepared pan and bake at 175'C for 30-35 minutes.

I've made some into cupcakes for my daughter to bring to school tomorrow. I find that kids like cakes in paper cups more than slices, but anyway that will be easier to handle.
Besides that, I baked some with my new heart shape pan..haha! Bought them from Daiso months ago but only have the chance to use it now....love the shape and the size...:)

Happy Baking!!


  1. The first cake I learnt from Form 3 Home Science class :)
    Really brings back the memories :)

  2. yum yum! i love this recipe too!! yours look great reese!

  3. Halo my friend! Ohh...hope you won't get too busy this year. :P Thanks for this Orange butter cake recipe! I was worried about how am I gonna use up the 5 oranges in my fridge, lol!

  4. Yumm, i could almost taste the citrus flavour off the screen!

  5. I like the nice orangy colour of the cake. I love any citrusy cakes. That is why you see most of my bake goods will have some kind of citrus in it.

  6. I love orange cakes. Im sure this one will taste fantastic too. Do you think I can replace the margarine with butter? Will it affect the end result?

  7. ~ Wendy, how lucky that you had baking lessons during school time..I only got to bake when I have my own house..haha!

    ~ jess kitch3n, thank you..;)

  8. ~ Hi Bee Bee, I think you'll like this recipe..:) How nice to read you posts again....missing you already..^^
    Btw, I like the mickey mould you used for the pancake leh....wish I can get it here.

  9. ~ crustabakes, thank you..:)

    ~ Gert, yea I can see your posts all with fruits. I like that too..:)

    ~ lenyh, oh yes, you can replace the margarine with butter, it'll taste more butterry anyway..:)

  10. Thks for sharing, I like orange cake, very refreshing ^_^

  11. Hi Reese! My first bake for this year also is butter cake too! It is Marble Butter Cake.
    I like the heart shape pan also,it made your cakes turn out so lovely.

  12. Happy New Year to you!
    You're definitely not too late to post something here which is better than me have nothing to post up :P haha
    I like the new look of your blog with many lovely carrots.. oh ya.. this year is a rabbit year hehehe...

  13. ~ neyeeloh, you are most welcome..:)

    ~ Wai Kitt, what a coincident..;) I Like marble Butter Cake too.

    ~ Hi Grace, thank you..:) Happy New Year to you too! I noticed that this year is a rabbit year, that's why the rabbits favourite is here..heehee.



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