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A Quick And Simple Orange Flavored Loaf Cake.

trini cake recipeI’ll be the first to admit that baking is NOT one of my strong points, but I’m slowly getting the hang of this and I’m quite confident that I’ll perfect it pretty soon. I’m still to figure out why my cakes tend to split in the middle (top) when baked – maybe one of my readers can help with this? This recipe is pretty straight forward so I won’t go into much detail as with other recipes I post.But I still have a few pics to help you along the way.

Though I can’t recall, I was told by my mom that when I was younger I had a special craving for pound cake. However I do still remember the cake I would get every time someone from the islands came up for a visit, that my mom would send especially for me. I’m sure they broke all sorts of customs rules.

You’ll Need…

2 eggs
2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon of fresh orange zest
1/2 cup of yogurt
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup of oil or butter
1 1/4 cup of sugar
2 cups of flour

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Start by setting your oven to preheat at 375F. Then cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla  together until light; beat the eggs and add to mixture. Then add the orange zest, juice, salt and yogurt. Finally add the baking powder and sift in the flour and mix thoroughly. I used a whisk, but if you prefer you can use a hand mixer or a food processor? Try to get it to a smooth batter.

All I did next was to spray some cooking (non stick) spray into the loaf pan that I was using and poured in the batter. If you don’t have non stick spray (and some people hate using that) grease and dust with flour to ensure that the cake is easy to remove once baked.

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Now you oven should be up to the desired temperature. Bake on the middle rack for about 45 minutes or until you can stick a toothpick into it and get it out without any residue.

Enjoy… (allow to cool before slicing)

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Don’t forget, if you know why my cake splits at the top, please do leave me a comment below. And don’t forget to enter this months contest, for the free magazine draw.

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71 Responses to “A Quick And Simple Orange Flavored Loaf Cake.”

  1. Rubena Jairam says:

    To make the care more appetizing, dust the top with some icing sugar and chopped pecans.

  2. Rubena Jairam says:

    The reasons why the cake split in the middle are (1). Maybe you mixed the batter for too long.(2) Flour has too much gluten which traps air causing it to split (3) Using the incorrect flour could be another reason. It is better to use flour for baking or one that has less protein

  3. if you put Too much baking powder in the cake makes it burst or crack in the centre.

  4. Grace Bailey says:

    It appears you did everything right! All pound cakes split. It is a natural way for steam to escape. If you were to make bread (try easy no-knead), you must slash
    an x for steam to escape at the top. Splitting could also
    be caused by to many ingredients but I don’t see that here. Add a glaze if you want.

  5. Maria says:

    Hi I think you should use less flour.You have very good recipes I tried many of them.Thank you christ.

  6. Audrey says:

    Hi Chris

    This sounds and looks delicious, I’ll definately try it. I bake lots but it’s hard to know why it’s cracking. I’m assuming the oven wasn’t too hot? Was it up to high in the oven? Cracking usually happens if the top bakes too fast. The only other thing I can think of is if you opened the oven door too soon to check it?

    Glad you’re enjoying baking!
    Auds

  7. Ari says:

    Very nice recipe! Can this recipe be doubled? as this recipe makes a small cake .

  8. Najah says:

    I always thought that pound cakes are supposed to split on top. Someone suggested that to make the split look professional draw a line down the center with a little butter (I guess using a buttered pastry brush). Someone else suggested that drawing a straight line with a knife would make the crack look nice. I think it doesn’t matter if it tastes good. But if you don’t like the looks, you can always put a quick butter or cream cheese frosting on top.

  9. Herb Hall says:

    Loaf cakes always split on top. It’s not something you’re doing, it’s just a law of the “loaf cake universe.”

  10. Tommy nunnelly says:

    I made the cake boy how I love simple but dynamite recipes.i do not know if I ever missed a recipe for ginger beer.

  11. Tassy says:

    There could be a number of factors as to why the cake splits.
    1. Cake should be placed in the center of an oven rack
    2. Oven temperature – an oven that is too hot can cause a cake to crack
    3. Ingredients (egg, milk, butter) should be at room temperature before mixing
    4. Over-mixed batter can result in a cracked cake
    5. A batter with too many liquid ingredients is more likely to create a cracked cake. Make sure liquids are proportional to dry ingredients before baking.

  12. June says:

    Sumbody pls tell me what is lemon zest.

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