Whew! That was one long name for a cake! 🙂 Welcome back!
Its been a while since I posted but not for lack of material 🙂 Just that I had no time to take pictures and make a post and blah blah….but thought I would share this interesting cake recipe with you all! It is from my trusted Readers Digest 1001 cake recipes….I still pride myself on this amazing buy! Such amazing recipes! 🙂
This is what the cake looks like when done and with all the warm syrup seeping into it!
You will need –
1 1/2 cups – whole wheat flour (I used the normal one used to make rotis)
1 tsp – baking powder
1 tsp – baking soda
1/4 tsp – salt
Sift these together and keep aside.
1/2 cup – unsalted butter, soft
3/4 cup – castor sugar (I used sugarfree but can use regular sugar also)
2 – large eggs, room temp
1 – orange (not the ones that can be taken out in sectors…)
1/2 cup – lukewarm milk
For Syrup –
1/2 cup – orange juice
1/2 cup – castor sugar (I used sugarfree again)
1/4 cup – butter
Pre heat the oven to 350 F (180 C)
First, start with taking the juice out of one orange and cutting the leftover orange into small pieces. Place in a processor or blender and give it a whirl! It should look like this….
If your mixer protests a bit, do feel free to add a couple of spoons of the juice to make it easier. No worries! 🙂
Now. Cream the butter and add the sugar to it. What I found was that sugarfree sugar does not behave when beaten with an electric mixer, so I would advice you to just beat the butter and eggs first and then add the sugar and just beat with a spatula, and not the electric mixer.
To the butter, sugar and egg mix, add the wheat flour mix. Fold in and make sure everything is combined well.
Next, add the orange pulp and mix well.
Finally add the milk and combine together. The batter will be thick and a bit lumpy. Do not worry! I added some juice to the mix to add flavor and make the batter that tiny bit loose 🙂
Grease a glass baking pan and spread the batter in it. Bake for 30-40 minutes till center is done.
For the syrup, place the butter in a pan and heat gently. Add the orange juice and sugar and heat till it boils. Take off heat.
Poke holes in the cake and pour the hot/warm syrup over the warm cake. Let rest for atleast two minutes before you attack it! 🙂
You will get a lovely soft cake with little pieces of orange and a lovely orange flavor. And you will find it hard to believe that it is a whole wheat cake! 🙂 Keeps for a couple of days at room temp….provided not too hot!
Give it a shot for all those diabetic family members and friends! And do let me know how it turned out for you!
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