CRANBERRY ORANGE CAKE

 



Amazing Cranberry Orange Cake !! Makes a perfect homemade gift during the holidays (xmas & Thanksgiving), but you’ll want to eat it all yourself! A new family favourite !!


YOU'LL NEED :


- all-purpose flour: 1 1/2 cups

- baking powder: 2 teaspoons

- salt: 1/2 teaspoon

- plain yogurt or sour cream: 1 cup

- sugar: 1 cup

- eggs: 3 (large) 

- Zest of finely grated orange, large

- pure vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon

- vegetable oil: 1/2 cup

- fresh cranberries: 2 cups


#Orange Syrup;


- Freshly squeezed orange juice: 1/3 cup

- Sugar: 2 tablespoons


#Orange Icing;


- Powdered sugar (icing sugar): 1 cup – more or less

- freshly squeezed orange juice: 2 tablespoons


PREPARATION : 


1. Set the temperature of your oven to 350 and butter the bottom and sides of a chimney cake pan, then flour and shake to remove the excess; reserve.


2. Pick a bowl and mix in the flour, baking powder and salt together; reserve.


4. Then, whisk the yogurt, sugar, eggs, orange zest, vanilla and oil together in a large bowl. You'll want to add the dry ingredients, mix together with a wooden spoon.


5. Take an another bowl and mix into the cranberries with a spoonful of flour, and stir to flour the fruit, then add gently to the dough with a wooden spoon.


6. Once done, pour the dough into the prepared mold and bake until the cake is cooked and a knife inserted in its center comes out sufficiently dry, about 50 to 55 minutes. Finally, make sure to let cool for about 10 minutes in the mold, then delicately unmold by turning over onto a plate.


#For Orange Syrup :


1. In a small saucepan, combine together orange juice and sugar and heat over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved in the liquid. Remember to continue cooking for about 3 minutes, stirring a little, then remove from heat.


2. Using a toothpick, prod holes in the top & sides of the cake, then immediately brush the cake with the hot syrup in several stages until all the liquid is absorbed.


3. And please let cool for about 2 hours before icing.


#For Orange icing:


1. Pick a bowl and combine in together the powdered sugar and orange juice and stir with a whisk. You'll want to add more or less orange juice or sugar to obtain the desired quantity and consistency. That's right, the frosting needs to be thick, but please flow slowly when poured over the cake.


2. At this point, you may pour the icing on the cake and let it run inside and out for a nice effect. Leave to set, then enjoy.