Delicious Orange Pound Cake

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I moved out of my home, a place bit far but closer to my workplace, struggling to be an independent person. Living without kitchen access for an unceasing long 3 months is a nightmare. The first thing I wanted to do after coming home was to do some serious baking and have some mom-made food. Very relaxing indeed. Use some very fresh oranges, juice them out. Save the skin for rind. Bake it and enjoy it with some hot beverage or some drink 😉

Gather these:

  • Butter(room temperature attained)   – 100 grams
  • Granulated sugar                                       -250 grams (1 and 1/4 cups)
  • medium sized eggs                                    – 4
  • orange/vanilla extract                              – 1 teaspoon
  • Orange zest                                                  – 1 and 1/2 teaspoons
  • all purpose flour                                         -187.5 grams(1 and 1/2 cups)
  • baking powder                                             – 1/2 tablespoon
  • salt                                                                   -1/4 teaspoon
  • fresh orange juice                                       -6 tablespoons

For the orange glaze:

  • icing sugar                                                    – 12 tablespoons
  • orange juice                                                  -2 tablespoons
  • water                                                               – 1 tablespoon

Start with:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F/180 C. Butter and flour the cake pan, tap the excess flour out.
  • In a clean dry bowl, beat butter till soft and fluffy, gradually add in sugar, scraping down bowl.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Add this step by step, alternating with orange juice into the butter mixture. When the mixture is creamy and thick, pour into the pan.
  • Bake for 30 mins. Lower down the temperature to 300 F/150 C. Bake again for around 30 mins, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake on a wire rack, for around an hour. In the meantime, prepare the glaze, by whisking icing sugar and the liquids till the mixture is smooth and thin.
  • Once cooled, pour this over the cake, wait to dry.
  • Slice up and serve.

Enjoy the citric blast!

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