cakes and cookies

Raspberry and orange cake drizzled with warm raspberry sauce

February 15, 2008

My husband was waiting for an announcement in his office that would change his career dimension. It was actually long awaited so finally this morning I got the news that he would be posted to a different place and I will still continue to stay in our present location till Rohan finishes his session. That was indeed such a great piece of news but the thought of staying away from my husband made me feel sad. I really don’t want to make him feel unhappy so I have decided to put up a happy face.

My husband loves home made cakes. I frequently bake muffins that always revolve around my son’s taste. So today I decided to bake a orange cake with raspberry. I was certain that my son wouldn’t like that tangy taste so I had to whip cream to satisfy him. It was so tempting that I couldn’t wait for my husband to bite the first slice.

Ingredients

1 cup plain flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1tbslp Baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ cup Sugar
2 eggs
½ cup oil ( approx 6 tblsp Butter)
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1tblsp orange rind
1cup fresh raspberry

Method

Preheat the oven 180.c. Grease the baking tray.
Shift the flours, baking powder and Salt
Cream butter and sugar until sugar is well incorporated
Add eggs and beat till light and creamy
Pour orange juice and rinds and mix well.
Fold flour into the batter
Add raspberry and gently mix it.
Bake 45 min or until golden brown

½ cup whipped cream
1/2 cup icing sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence

Whip the cream and gradually add sugar and essence until it is light and fluffy. Keep it in the fridge 15mins

Raspberry sauce

½ cup raspberry
¼ cup sugar
½ cup water

Combine sugar and water on a sauce pan and boil it till sugar melts. Add raspberry and cook it for 5 mins till the sauce thickens.

Cool the cake and slice it horizantly. Spread the whipped cream on one half and drizzle couple of spoon of raspberry sauce. Place the other slice on the top and drizzle it with sauce and serve.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Anonymous February 17, 2008 at 3:10 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love to find great new blogs. Best of luck! I will be sure to visit again.

    Jayne

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