In Pakistan it’s the start of winter season, which by far is the most awaited season. Here we all wait for the nice and chilly breeze, the ultimate coffee season (although it’s all year round but in winters it’s different) the oranges, warm cakes and cookies and so much more.
|Oranges from my garden|
|Marigold from my garden|
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 8-10
- 7 Eggs, Separated
- 2 1/4 Cups All-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 1/2 Cups Caster Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 Tbsp Orange zest, grated
- 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
- 3/4 Cup Orange Juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- Preheat oven to 170 degree C. Have ready 9-inch tube pan, ungreased ( I used 9-inch loaf pan)
- In a large bowl separate egg yolks from whites. Keep egg yolks and egg whites in different bowls till further use
- Using a hand mixer or electric mixer, mix together sifted flour, sugar (minus 1/4 cup – keep that for using with egg whites), baking powder, salt and orange zest. Mix until combined
- Now make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add to it egg yolks, oil, orange juice and vanilla essence. Beat until smooth
- In a separate bowl beat the egg whites, when soft peaks start to form, gradually add the 1/4 cup sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
- Using a spatula or a wire whisk gently fold the egg whites to the prepared batter in 3 additions (don’t over mix or deflate the batter)
- Pour the batter in the ungreased pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
- On removing from the oven, immediately invert the pan on a flat surface so that it is suspended over the counter, let it cool.
- Now with the help of a metal spatula loosen the sides of the cake to remove from pan. Invert on a greased wire rack, dust with caster sugar and serve with whipped cream, ice cream or fresh berries
- This can be stored in a air-tight container for a few days at room temperature
- This cake can be stored for about a week in refrigerator or can be frozen for a month a
Tags: Cakes, Tea Time,Snack