Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Orange cake with olive oil and vanilla butter glaze

Its time for another blog hop Wednesday....Its a very nice event started by Radhika of in which you have to cook a recipe from a assigned blogger's blog.........For this week, I was paired with Shafa of is a blogger from Germany and blogs about food and her travel experiences....She has some awesome recipes in her blog.....I chose to make this orange cake from her collection....There were two reasons to choose this cake....Firstly it looked very tempting to me, but then a lot of her recipes looked tempting...The second reason was that one of our friends got us a big bag of these lovely oranges which I wanted to use asap.... So orange cake won over the others...She's made this wonderful cake from one of the other fellow blogger pooja's recipe who blog's at sure to visit her blog as well for some awesome recipes...

The cake came out very nice....It had a subtle flavor of the citrus and was very light due to the addition of olive oil instead of butter....
While the cake was in the oven, my entire house was filled with the beautiful aromas.....It was difficult to wait for the cake to get completely baked....

And do you know why is it a orange cake and not a orange and walnut cake as in Shafas blog....Welllllllll.....I chopped the walnuts and kept them on the side and was supposed to mix them in the batter before pouring the batter in to the pan....But silly me, forgot them on the slab.......Hmm.....I am sure walnuts must have added a nice crunch to the cake .....Anyways there is always a next time  and this cake surely deserves a next time..

All you need for this cake is

All purpose flour-1 cup
Walnuts-1\2 cup(chopped, I forgot to add walnuts , but strongly suggest the addition:)
Cornstarch-1\4 cup
Olive oil-4 tbsp
Baking soda-1\2 tsp
Baking powder-2 tsp
Orange juice-3\4 cup
Salt-1\4 tsp
Sugar-1\2 cup
Yogurt-1\4 cup
Orange zest-1 tbsp
Method of preparation

Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees
Grease and dust a loaf pan
Mix all the dry ingredients together
In a pan, add butter and sugar and beat till a smooth batter is formed
Add oil, yogurt and beat for one more minute
Add orange juice and zest
Add the dry ingredients into the mixture
Pour the batter in the pan and bake for 30-35minutes
Let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to the cooling rack

I also made a glaze for my cake...It is really easy to make and added to the taste of the cake....

All you need is

Butter-1 tbsp
Confectioner's sugar-4 tbsp
Milk- 1tbsp
Vanilla extract-1\2 tsp

Method of preparation

Melt the butter and mix all the ingredients to form a smooth mixture
Pour over the cooled cake


  1. Loved this cake...It looks so soft and yummy. Lovely clicks!

  2. Spongy and moist Orange cake luks yumm and all set to go with Tea.Yummmmmy.

  3. beautiful cake, looks so soft n yum..stunning clicks..

  4. Cake looks soft and the flavor in it..

  5. Orange cake sounds yum.......The pictures are awesome, what a lovely presentation.

  6. Your pictures are making me drool. Beautiful cake

  7. Cake looks so tempting and flavorful.

  8. I too liked this cake a lot from her space, love the moist and soft texture, yummy!

  9. wow Neha.....lovely cakes...and the clicks are too good...very colorful
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  10. Lovely tempting clicks Neha,cake looks yummy yummy!!

  11. Looks delicious ....with fab pics

  12. How about some for me Neha. So flavorful and thanks for sharing this Gal.

  13. Wow! Neha...can smell it in my mind :) beautiful looking cake

  14. such lovely and delicious orange cake, beautiful pics attached.

  15. Gorgeous cake!! I love the orangey, citrus-y flavor in cakes!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  16. Mmm...yummy and delicious cake.

  17. Very soft n moist cake..I too was in search of an orange cake recipe..thanx for the recipe dear,lovely clicks too!bookmarked!!
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    glad to follow you :-)
    would love to see you back in my space too!

  18. It looks so delicous. And such amazing photos too!!

  19. wow...eyecatchy your presentation..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  20. looks very delicious awesome photos ...

  21. All pictures very colourful. This cake too delicious.


  22. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments.. your cake looks delicious.. nice clicks.. i too make orange cake with different ingredients and had posted it in my blog few months back.. the taste of orange in a cake and its colour is fabulous.. happy to follow you as well..

  23. First time here....
    Cake looks lovely and delicious...
    nice clicks ...
    glad to follow u :)

  24. Soft n delicious looking cake. Tempting clicks.

  25. Thanks a ton for dropping in and sharing ur thoughts and a hug thank u for being my follower... happy to be a part of ur follower group too :)

    i love the cake and the way u have presented.. looks supper delicious :)

  26. Beautiful pictures ! Would love to have a piece of cake

  27. Lovely lookg cake and such wonderful clicks...thanks for visiting my space..glad to follow u ..

  28. delicious looking colourful dessert looks wonderful

  29. Hi Neha, sorry for dropping in very late... I was tied up the entire week and the weekend brought guests at home. So, couldn't check out all the blog hop entries sooner.

    Well, I could just say, you have given a grand new multitude to the cake. It looks soo awesome, spongy and the colour is bright and attractive. I'm very glad that you made the cake and liked it so much. The glaze is again a great idea!! Your clicks just make me want to bake them again!! :)

  30. By the way, thank a lot for your sweet words abt my blog. I'm humbled :)

    I would like to add that I'm loving the text font in your blog. It's very cute!! :)

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  32. Lovely looking cake and looks like I have missed couple of interesting posts. Congrats on crossing 100 followers.

  33. So tempting! Wish I could pick one loaf right now :)

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