Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Orange Cake

I made an orange cake for
 my sister Annie's birthday.

I adapted a recipe from an 
old Five Roses Cookbook.

Preheat oven to 350deg. F.


2 cups flour 

3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter softened

1 1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. orange extract.
Orange rind of l orange.
1 cup milk.


Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

With an electric beater, 
mix the butter until softened, 
add gradually, the sugar, eggs and 
the orange extract, milk, 
and 1/2 of the orange rind

Add the orange rind

Grease the pan, line the bottom with
 waxed paper or parchment paper.
This cake can be done as a layer cake
  in 2,   8" round pans. 

I used my old tube pan.
The bottom comes out,  for easy removal. 
I have been using this many for many years.

Bake 350 deg. F.  for 50-60 mins. 
for one cake or
30-35 mins for 2 layer cakes. 
Or when a toothpick inserted in the middle,
comes out clean. 

Orange glaze

2 tbs cornstarch
1/3 cup sugar
Few grains of salt
3/4 cup boiling water
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup orange juice
Orange rind
2 tbsp. butter.
2 tbsp icing sugar (confectioners sugar)

In a double boiler combine the  cornstarch, sugar, salt
and 1/4 cup of the water  and beat until smooth.
Add remaining water and cook until thick,  over boiling water.

Add a little of the hot mixture to the beaten egg and add to mixture.
Cook 2 minutes longer. 
Stir in remaining ingredients except the confectioner sugar (icing sugar)
Set aside to Cool, 
then add the 2 tbsp of icing sugar (confectioners sugar)

Spread over cake.

Markings on the bottom of the cups.
Johnson Bros ~Made in England.


Thanks for your visit xo


Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hello Thelma, your orange cake looks so delicious. I happen to have a bowl of oranges, so I shall be making this cake. Thanks for sharing at “Love Your Creativity.” Happy Wednesday.

Thelma said...

Thanks Linda.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Printing this out NOW! I bought oranges and then wondered what to do with them. I suppose I could actually eat them, but this sounds so much better. Thank you!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What is the baking time and temperature?

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This looks so delicious!! Thanks for sharing.

I just wanted to let you know you are in my prayers, that you and yours will be safe from Dorian.

Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

Thelma said...

350 deg. F. for 50-60 mins. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Thelma said...

Hi Pattie.You will have to print it again. I goofed on this recipe. I also forgot to print, 1 cup of milk in the batter. along with the oven temp and time. I made the cake again today and I realized it. It is a good cake.