Everyone can never get enough of orange in deserts. Whether it is fresh-cut oranges, tart-scented pies, cookies, or cakes, there just something special about this all-natural sweet/sour combination. November coming only serves to add one more flavor sensation to your chocolate lover’s diet. And while we’re at the subject, what can be better than a mouthwatering dessert with a shot of orange? Herein lies the key to an orange cake that can’t be beat!
For starters, you’ll need a good quality orange cake mix. (If you don’t have a cake mix, try one with orange flower sprinkles and orange zest for added flavor depth.) You should also have a good quantity of baking powder. Using a teaspoon measuring cup, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt until the powder clumps together and forms a paste-like mixture.
Next, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. For this Chocolate Orange Cake, we will make use of three quarters of a cup of flour, but you can use as much or little as you want. Once you have the mixture just right, spoon it into your prepared baking dish. Cover the rest of the recipe and let it bake. For optimal results, allow the orange cake to cook for thirty to forty minutes, checking on it occasionally to ensure that it does not burn.
After the orange cake has finished cooking, remove it from the oven and cool on a wire rack. It will continue to cook until it is completely warm. In a bowl, combine three tablespoons of orange juice and one tablespoon of sugar. Once combined, pour the drink into a separate bowl, stirring until completely blended.
To be certain that the recipe works, you will want to bake the orange cake from start to finish in a temperature that is consistent with what a temperate recipe recommends. Once the cake has finished baking, allow it to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, check it to see if it is fluffy. If not, add a little more sugar, mixing thoroughly. This will yield a great tasting dessert that will rival those fancy New York style cheesecake.
There are many variations on this basic recipe. You can make a simple mix of three parts sugar, two parts orange juice, and one part flour in the morning and follow through all day with the same recipe. You can also add cherries, chopped peaches, and even nuts in the batter in order to make the cake more moist. You can also alter the flavor of the orange juice by adding different flavors to the mix, such as lemon, mint, or blueberry.
It is also possible to alter orange cake recipes by changing the buttercream that you use. A simple substitute would be a combination of one cup butter, four cups powdered sugar, one tablespoon vanilla extract, and one cup of orange juice. The resulting cake will have a richer flavor and a smoother texture than the original recipe provided.
Orange cake recipes are relatively simple to follow. They only require you to use the right ingredients, mix them together, and bake the cake. There are several different methods for mixing the batter, but a combination of paddle, stir, and mix the ingredients thoroughly will produce a finished product that will rise and bake without breaking. Because it is a fairly simple cake to make, and because you can alter the flavor of the orange cake by adding different flavors to the mix, this is an enjoyable recipe to try for yourself.
Baking an orange cake requires some extra care when preparing the cake batter. After you mix all of the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, your batter will need to sit for about three hours before you are ready to begin baking. This will allow the mixture to cool, which will also make it easier to spread the batter. You can bake the cake according to the recipe at about thirty minutes to one hour intervals.
When you combine all of the wet ingredients into a bowl, combine the dry ingredients as well. After you have mixed the wet and dry ingredients, pour them into a separate bowl and stir until all of the sugar has been dissolved. Then you can add the sugar mixture to the dry ingredients and mix them all together, just like you did for the cake batter. You should end up with a soft and moist cake batter that has been sweetened to the desired consistency.
The next step is to assemble the cake. You will need a mixing stand, a mixer, non-stick spray, and your choice of chocolate or orange chocolate chips. Pour the batter onto the mixing stand and turn it on to beat the mixture until it comes to a boil. When it has finished Boiling, you can remove it from the oven and allow it to cool completely before you frost it. Once the chocolate is smooth and creamy, you will be able to add any nuts and other special toppings to your cakes.