Sunday, 11 January 2015

Orange Apricot Cake

This year, my new year resolution is to improve upon my baking skill and to give it a more defined shape, I gave myself a target of one cake a week challenge. Of course, cake is a generic term and it will include all things cakey, that is Cakes, Cupcakes, muffins, cookies, scones etc. both sweet and savoury but I must bake and blog something every week. So here goes the 1st post of the year - Orange Apricot Cake.




Ingredients


  • All purpose flour - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 1 cup and 1/4 cup
  • Butter - 100 gms
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Orange extract - 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh orange juice - 1/2 cup
  • Eggs - 3 large
  • Dried apricot (chopped) 1 and 1/2 cup




 Line a loaf pan with butter paper and grease with butter. Preheat your oven to 180°C. 
 Sieve and shift all purpose flour, and baking powder to a bowl. Since I have used salted butter, I didnot use any extra salt. In case you are using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt to the flour.  Take a mixing bowl. Mix Butter and sugar to light and fluffy with help of a hand mixer. Add eggs to butter-sugar mix, one at a time. Mix it to smooth.



 Add orange extract. Then add orange juice to the batter.



 Finally add flour mix to the batter. Whisk it to smooth.



 Add chopped apricot. Fold into the batter.



 Pour the cake batter into greased baking pan.  Put into oven and bake for 65-75 minutes at 160°C or until firm . Prick a skewer to check if it is done.



 Shift to wire rack and let it cool down before you slice it.



 And sit back, relax and enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.




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