This orange cake was served to my mother at a birthday party by a friend as a little girl. Mom liked the cake so much that she got Grandma to get the recipe, and since then the cake has been a hit in our family. I remember it very well from growing up, and it is definitely one of my favorites, because it is so fresh and sweet (and I am a cake-loving girl!). Here is the recipe, and if any of you make it, it’s very nice with feedback!
The cake itself:
– 100 g margarine
– 200g sugar
– 3 eggs
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 150 g wheat flour
– 1/2 dl freshly squeezed orange juice (approx. 1-2 oranges)
– Grated peel of 1 orange (wash the orange well first!)
– 2 dl sugar
– Orange juice for stirring
– Grated orange peel for garnish
Here’s how to do it:
Stir butter and white sugar into a baking dish. 2. Add the eggs, one at a time, stirring well in between. 3. Add the orange juice and orange peel, flour and baking powder sifted together. 4. Line a round cake tin about 24 cm in diameter with baking paper, and then grease this with margarine, and sprinkle with flour. Put the dough in the mold, and let the cake bake on the middle rack in the oven at 180 degrees, for about 45 minutes. 5. Cool the cake before applying the icing, and decorate the cake with grated orange peel. Fantastic!