I love orange cake and I love blueberries. If I put them together, I should get an awesome cake….my imagination! But…….arrrrggggh…..I forgot to add baking powder!! I only realised it when I put it into the oven! I really hoped that it will turn out well. Like to know the result? It did! Except that it didn’t rise as high as the normal ones with baking powder added. I am still very happy with the result. I still love the soft, moist texture and the lovely orange flavour. The blueberries give added colour, taste and texture to the cake. I just love it.
Oooops…I just realised that my picture above looks like the Leaning Tower Of Pisa…..haha. My poor photography skill! Maybe I should call it The Leaning Tower Of Mary’s Cake…hehe.
You will notice that I seldom use a deep baking tin. That’s why my cakes look thinner. The reason is because it is quicker to bake, save electricity, too. A shallow tin takes about 20-25 minutes to bake while a deep tin takes about 40-50 minutes to bake most cakes. If you need it higher, it’s very easy. Just cut into 2 and sandwich them with some cream.
Besides, I always try to make a healthier cake. This can be done by changing a few ingredients like using spelt flour, fruits, unrefined sugar and goat milk if possible. I also cut down on the sugar so my cakes are usually not very sweet which I Iike.
I was very surprised but delighted when one day a very nice blogger friend, Cenwen at http://cuisinedesanges.fr/, emailed me to let me know she was in the midst of making an orange cake using my recipe, Moist Orange Cake. She emailed again later to let me know that it turned out very well and that she and her beloved really liked it very much. She even sent me a photo and here it is (shown above). Isn’t it beautiful? I really love the decoration.
Cenwen is French but there’s a Google Translate at the side bar of her blog. Cenwen is a very dear friend that I met through blogging. She is very friendly and sweet. She not only cooks and bakes but paints very well, too. She drew a special painting for me, pictured here above…..beautiful design and wordings! I really like it. Thanks very much again, Cenwen! Do visit Cenwen’s blog to view more of her lovely recipes.
Here is my easy Blueberry Orange Cake recipe, adapted from my Moist Orange Cake.
1C spelt flour
1C wholemeal spelt flour
zest of 3 oranges (medium size)
1/2C orange juice
1/2C goat milk
200g frozen blueberries
Beat butter and sugar until light. Beat in eggs one at a time until combined.
Add the flours, zest and juice of the orange and the goat milk. Mix well. Finally stir in the frozen blueberries (taken out from the freezer just before mixing into the batter). Pour it into a shallow tin (lamington tin) and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 25 minutes. The cake is cooked when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Do you have a favourite cake or dessert to share? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
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Quote of the day……
“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”
Arthur C. Clarke