Monday, 21 October 2013

Orange Butter Cake

I don't often make butter cakes like this one because of the large amount of butter that goes into it though I really love a rich butter cake. But one has to give ourselves a little treat at times.


My daughter was asking for an orange version and I found this butter cake on Kitchen Snippets. I loved how beautifully golden and moist it looked on her blog. The cake turned out really delicious - with moist, golden crumbs and a delicate orange flavour.  


It was really addictive and I couldn't help but eat a couple of pieces though I had promised myself I wouldn't eat more than one for the sake of the waistline. 


Orange Butter Cake (8 inch round)
Recipe from Kitchen Snippets

Ingredients
  • 227gram/2 sticks butter – room temperature
  • 200 gram sugar (I used 170g)
  • 220 gram flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • Zest of an orange (I used the zest of 2 oranges)
  • 5 tbsp orange juice (freshly squeezed)
Method
  • Grease and line an 8” round baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degree F (175 degree C). Sieve flour, baking powder and salt and set it aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition until mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the orange zest.
  • Slow down the mixer and slowly add in the flour. Finally stir in orange juice. Mix until well combined.
  • Turn out mixture into prepared tin. Level out mixture at the sides but allow a shallow well in the centre. This is to enable the cake to level up evenly during baking.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until cooked through when tested with a skewer.


38 comments:

  1. OMG! Mich, i have remind myself not to make cake as need to watch out my waistline too but your golden butter cake make me feel like dashing into the kitchen to bake one!!

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  2. i totally agree with Tze! i love the brown on the top of your cake.... soooo evenly baked!

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  3. I grow up back when Im staying in my hometown eating butter cake, butter cake, butter cake all the time. I even waited the shop usual time when it is freshly out from oven and I can almost finish the cake myself. It is so good. So I can say Butter Cake is my all time favourite cake.

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  4. You are the queen of puddings! This is a beautiful soft cake and it must be amazing with the hint of orange!

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  5. Every once in awhile we are allowed our guilty pleasures and this cake would be one of them. I think when you are having a tough days to start off with maybe this and a little tea/coffee would make everything better again. Not that I would ever eat cake for breakfast but there are times like today I would love a slice.

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  6. Hi Mich, your orange butter cake look so good. Love the soft texture. Best to go with coffee. :)

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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  7. Your cake texture is so good and i can imagine that it is full of orange's aroma !

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  8. Lemon cake is my family's favorite! The light citric flavour moderates the rich butter, not too oily. I can't help taking a few pieces as well :)

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  9. Yes Mich, I also like the butter cake but I actually haven't baked 1 butter cake before! Love the golden colour of your orange butter cake!

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  10. The cake looks so beautifully golden brown and wonderful.

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  11. Beautiful, soft and moist butter cake! Perfect tea time treat :)
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. I would gladly forgo my waistline for just one piece of that golden cake of goodness, Mich. Heck, if there is any left I'll take two! One must indulge in guilty pleasures every now and again and with the day I have ahead of me, today would be the perfect day!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  13. We absolutely deserve a treat and this looks amazing!

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  14. I so feel like making one right now and eating it..perfect texture

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  15. This sounds amazing! I love orange desserts and cannot wait to give this one a try - looks so moist and delicious ...can't wait!

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  16. look absolutely delicious!! Love this with one cup of tea!!

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  17. Butter cakes are definitely for special occasions...but when we enjoy them, it's like tasting a bite of heaven! This looks so good. Love the orange flavor!

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  18. Mich, I was just thinking of orange butter cake and I think I am going to bake one this weekend!

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  19. Butter cake is my favourite...may I have one piece?

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  20. Hi Mich,
    That is one lovely butter cake! I would certainly love a slice or two with a cup of warm tea!

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  21. It looks fantastic!!
    Orange cake is popular here but we usually make it with oil.
    I LOVE (butter you have no idea how much I love butter) and it would be nice to try this recipe

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  22. Hi, this cake looks amazing... I a, very addicted to oranges these days and I would like to try your recipe.
    Ciao

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  23. I love the flavor of orange in baked goods. This cake would be right up my alley!

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  24. This looks so good, with orange flavour! Love the rich crumbly texture that melts in the mouth! Wish I have one slice of this yummy cake! ;)

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  25. i can never get tired with this kind of butter cakes and orange flavour is a nice one!

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  26. Thanks for trying out this cake and glad that you like it. I too can't stop at eating only a piece that is why I try not to bake it as often. Like you said it is not good for the waist line ha ha..

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  27. Lovely cake! Butter cake is my 1st love.

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  28. Pinned this.. These cake sounds amazing!!!

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  29. My mum and daughter loves butter cake A LOT! They're always asking me to bake them one during the weekends. 250g butter each time and the cake is always gone within 24 hours. This looks incredible!

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  30. I don't bake often so if the cake requires lots of butter, I just take it. It's not the same if I reduce the butter and butter flavor is lacking...so I rather enjoy the cake to the fullest, but maybe not so often! Look so moist and delicious~~~!

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  31. I never get tired of nice butter cakes.

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  32. Like you, I try not to bake them so often too for the same reason although i love eating them. Yours look so good :)

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  33. Love this cake. I increased the amount of orange juice. 15 tablespoons! The cake was absolutely moist, buttery and orangey. My family loved it. Thank you so much! This recipe is a real keeper!!

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  34. Wow! The picture of this looks amazing! Mouth-watering looking cake – perfect to go with a nice cup of English Breakfast Tea!

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  35. Thanks for sharing this simple lovely recipe. My grandma love it!

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  36. in kitchen snippet the flour was at 270gm, did u lessen it to make it more moist? thank you.

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  37. mine is in the oven now.. hope it turns well... should we tap the baking pan? thank you for the recipe.. :)

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  38. Never really tried orange cake. But fancy giving it a go. Thanks for posting sounds delcious. Simon

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