Saturday, January 22, 2011

Orange Cake

We found this egg in the nesting box this morning.  It's the largest one we've had so far.

Normally the ladies lay eggs around 60-66g, so we celebrated by making a cake.

An orange cake from the CWA cookbook I borrowed from the library last week.

Cream 1/4 cup butter with 1 cup of sugar (I use Logicane, it gives it a grainier texture, so if you don't like it, use regular white sugar).

Add 2 eggs, one at a time.

Mix in 1/2 sifted cup of self-raising flour, the juice and rind of 1 orange, another half cup of sifted self-raising flour and 1 more egg.

(Try and remember to not grate down to the pith!)

Spoon into well greased cake pan of your choice.

If you like, wipe any mess off the edges of your pan.

Little Man chose not to.

Bake in a moderate oven for 40 minutes or until cooked.

I use a gas oven with fan bake at 180 degrees celsius.

Then go and play games on the computer for your  allotted 30 minutes a day.

Forget about the cakes in the oven until mummy realises and takes them out for you and...


Orange patty cakes made by Little Man.


(even if they are a little bit burnt but made with a little boy's love)

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