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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Orange Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

Hello everyone!! I am back to my little happy space after a 6 month break. For me, personally there was a lot going on over the last few months and blogging took a back seat. I am back to full time job after 5 year career break. Between the pandemic, a new job, working from home, home schooling and some family circumstances, it just took its toll on me both mentally and emotionally. Most of the days I found myself tired and any sort of productivity outside of work hours and regular chores went out of the window. However, over the last few weekends I wanted to get back to blogging. I am not here for any sorts of revenue, I do this because it makes me happy. I might not be active like before, however I will try to do some posts over the weekend.
Last weekend I got fresh oranges from a farm and wanted to make use of it in some recipe. I tried this cake and the pictures didn't turn out as per my expectation since I overbaked the cake and the top was browned a bit more. Today, the oranges were still fresh and I made it again. It is one of the best tea cakes that I made recently and the flavor was so good. Do try this recipe and share me the feedback.
Plain Flour - 1.5 Cups
Self Raising Flour - 1 Cup(see notes)
Caster Sugar - 1.5 Cups
Melted Butter - 3/4 Cup
Egg - 3 
Orange Juice - 1/2 Cup 
Orange Rind - 1 tblsp(grated) 
Poppy Seeds - 1.5 tblsp 
Milk - 1/3 Cup 
Icing Sugar - 1 tsp(for dusting) 
1. Sift the plain flour and self raising flour. Combine the sifted flours and caster sugar in a mixing bowl. Whisk the eggs.
2. Meanwhile, grate the orange rind with a fine grater. Also squeeze the orange and get the fresh juice. Melt the butter and allow it to cool completely. Combine the milk and poppy seed in a small bowl and allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes. Now combine the whisked eggs, melted butter and orange juice.  
3. Make a well in the center of the flour and sugar mixture. Pour the egg mixture and the milk mixture into it. Combine everything well. Grease the baking pan with the melted butter and pour the cake batter into it.
4. Preheat the oven for 10 minutes and bake the cake in the preheated oven @180 degrees(fan forced) for 35 to 40 mins. 
Remove from oven and turn onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar and serve.
Points to remember:
  • If you do not have self raising flour, you can make it by combining 1 cup of plain flour with 2 teaspoon of baking powder. Sift it well and it is ready to use. For the most accurate measurement, scoop flour into a measuring cup and use a knife to level excess flour from the top. 
  • Oven temperature and baking time may vary depending upon the oven type and the pan size. So adjust it accordingly.
  • For best results, make sure all the ingredients are in room temperature.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya

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