Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Micro wave Orange Cake~A Blog Hop

Since my husband & I have our birthdays just 4 days off one another we celebrate together. But this time I wanted to surprise him with a cake on his birthday.

Surprise has to be surprise does it not? So what better than a cake that cooks in the microwave and in 12 minutes when he is at walk, best time his evening walk?

So I baked this cake for him from Mom’s Corner by Rudra my partner for Blog Hop for this fortnight.In case you have not checked her corner till now do so now.Thanks to Radhika who is the brains behind the entire operation! You can join the gang subscriptions to the new version are open till the 15th  Dec.


What I love about this cake was the colour. Generally micro waved cakes look unappetising and you need to add some chocolate or some agent that colours your cake. Here the cake picked up the flavour and colour of the orange. Loved it naturally!

 I realised this truth the next day when I baked the same cake with sweet lime. The cake looked soooo bad that it was buried under the cream and strawberry. Unsung hero and unphotographed but not unremembered R.I.P.   Dear Sweet lime cake. I will never again try to fiddle with you in as my microwave cake!!

Ingredients for the recipe are:
1 ½ cup Maida
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ cup oil (I used olive oil)
¾ cup Sugar
¼ cup curds
¾ fresh Orange juice
2 tsp Zest of   orange

Method:
1.     Grease a microwave proof bowl. Mine is 6 “wide but very tall.
2.     Sift the Maida, baking powder & baking soda.
3.     In a bowl mix oil, sugar and yogurt. Rudra has asked to cream the mixture but since my beater turned his nose up at the quantity I added the juice too and ran the beater till the sugar dissolved.
4.     Add the orange zest and the flour and milk. Fold the mixture.
5.     Microwave for 12 minutes. Adjust the timings to suit your oven.
6.     Let it stand in the pan for 10 minutes then cool it on a wire rack.
7.     I dusted some icing sugar on top.
Was my husband surprised? Of course! He loved the cake.

Note:
1.     Use about ½ tsp Eno’s fruit salt next time the cake will be softer.
2.     Soak the cake with some sugar syrup (200 grms sugar to 1 litre water).
Archana

50 comments:

divya said...

wow am drooling dear....beautiful cake....mouthwatering too...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Yummy looking orange flavoured cake.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Rudra said...

Thanks for trying!!! Hope you had a blast on your Birthdays :D

Radhika said...

You are absolutely correct about MW cakes Archana. But i can see that this cake has got wonderful color without adding any food color to it.

Aarthi said...

lovely cake

Sobha Shyam said...

beautiful and an easy cake, looks yummy..love the flavour..

Kalyani said...

nice one Archana !

Santosh Bangar said...

yummy healthy quick to bake cake

Santosh Bangar said...

yummy healthy quick to bake cake

Kavi said...

cake looks really spongy! :)
You could link this to both my events (link below)
-
Kavi
(Edible Entertainment)
Ongoing events:
Jingle All The Way &
Microwave Easy Cooking

Priya said...

Cake looks super spongy and stunning.

vaishali sabnani said...

a super eggless recipe....looks grt n really flavorful.looking fwd to baking it!

Prathibha said...

very delicious cake..yummy

Kaveri said...

Wonderful bake...bookmarking this one since it is made in a MW.

PriyaVaasu said...

Cake looks spongy!!!! Advance Birthday Wishes to both of you!!!!

Indulge said...
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Plateful said...

Microwave! You gotta be kidding! This has come out so perfect, I've tried choc MW cake in a cup but it was nothing like this beauty!

Happy Birthday, btw!

Pranati Nath said...

woowww this cakes looks so yummmm..:)..thanks for sharing..:) can u pls link it to my ongoing event dessert 4 newyear
http://pran-oriya-recipies.blogspot.com/2011/12/eee.html

Umm Mymoonah said...

Aw! I miss you guys in this blog hop, wish I was there too :( Anyways your cake looks super delicious.

Indulge said...
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Indulge said...

Lovely cake and happy birthday to you both.
Love Ash.

Saras said...

Advance wishes dear. Cake looks super spongy..going to try it soon:)

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Perfect looking cake, so spongy and delicious. Belated & Advanced happy birthday wishes to both of you.

Amina Khaleel said...

wow... cake looks awesome.. delicious.. advance birthday wishes...

La @ FoodSlice said...

yummy! i love orange cakes, they make me feel as if i am eating healthy compared to the indulgence of chocolate cakes, though its not true :) i bake a similar cake with chocolate chunks in it, give it a try next time..

Priya Sreeram said...

advance birthday wishes archana and to your hubby too ! wishes; MW orange cake looks delightful ! there is a giveaway in my blog; do participate
http://eq-myblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/giveaway-playing-santa.html

Kadhyaa said...

first time here and great space...

Wish you both a happy burday and the cake looks great

Pranati Nath said...

wow..dear thanks for linking..:)

Gayathri NG said...

Delicious cake... birthday wishes dear!!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

Never thought microwave cake will look this awesome... those pores on the cake speak volumes about how fluffy that cake must be! my mouth is watering... have couple of oranges at homw, i am trying this right now! :)

Padhu said...

Looks gorgeous!

Archana said...

Thanks all of you not only for your fab comments on the cake but also for your wishes.

veena krishnakumar said...

cake is very fluffy and has a wonderful Kitchen .Hope you both had a great day

La @ FoodSlice said...

just realized i am not your follower yet.. That's rectified now :)
And Happy Birthday Archana.

Raksha said...

looks super delicious and perfectly baked.

Ramya said...

I am yet to try a microwave cake! This looks like a perfect recipe to start with:-)

Jay said...

wow...yummm....yummm...love the recipe n the awesome flavors in it..:)
Tasty Appetite

Prathima Rao said...

A lovely, moist cake Archana ;)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Amy said...

Cake looks delicious!! & Pl accept my Birthday wishes to both of you...It is lucky to have both Birthdays in same month....

Roxana GreenGirl said...

Happy Belated Birthday to both of you! A delicious way to celebrate!
happy Holidays!!

Urmi said...

Cake looks soft, spongy, yummy and tempting.Lovely presentation.

Chitra said...

yummy cake. must be soft & delicious :)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious cake looks wonderful

Nirmala's kitchen said...

Looks yummy!!!Want to try for christmas

Kavi said...

thanks a lot for linking :)

sangee vijay said...

very easy and beautiful looking cake...thanks for linking it to Bake Fest
Spicy Treats
Ongoing Event : Bake Fest # 2
Do participate in My 300th Post Giveaway-ends by 31st Dec

Feyza S. said...

looks moist & delicious! what is maida?

Feyza S. said...

Hello again :)
You have curds in the ingredients, but you didn't mention it in the method part. What do we do with it?

the mad said...

@Feyza S. Yogurt is curd dear and Maida is All purpose flour.

Feyza S. said...

Thank you for the explanation!