Friday, March 16, 2012

Orange-blueberry loaf cake


I have never used blueberries before in my baking...Some days back, I went to a grocery store and just picket a bag of frozen blueberries with no clue how to use them....I happened to visit one of our family friends and she had made a blueberries cake...It tasted awesome...So that was the inspiration behind this cake....The cake turned out super soft and tasted wonderful...It was so soft that it was falling apart when I took it out from the pan...So here is the recipe...


All you need is

All purpose flour-1 and 1\4 cup and 1tbsp
Cornflour-1\4 cup
Eggs-3
Sugar-1 cup
Butter-1\2 cup
Plain yogurt-1 cup
Baking powder- 2tsp
Salt-1\2 tsp
Vanilla extract-1\2 tsp
Zest of one orange
Blueberries-1 and 1\2 cups ( I used frozen ones.Just thaw them in a microwave before using.You can use fresh as well )

For the soaking syrup

Orange juice-1\3 cup
Sugar-1\3 cup



Method of preparation

Grease and flour a loaf pan
Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees
Sift all purpose flour, cornflour, salt and baking powder 2-3 times
Keep aside
Beat eggs and sugar in a bowl with a hand blender , till light and fluffy ( approx 2-3 minutes )
Add yogurt, butter,orange zest and vanilla extract and mix well
Add flour to the wet mixture
Mix till incorporated
Add a table spoon of flour in the blueberries and mix
Fold the blueberries in the batter
Pour the batter in the prepared tin
Bake for 50-55 minutes , till a knife comes out clean
Cool in the pan for 5 minutes
Take out from the pan and cool on a cooling rack

Soaking syrup

Add sugar and orange juice in a pan
Heat till sugar is dissolved
Cool

When the cake is still warm, brush with soaking syrup
Wait for 5 minutes
Brush again with remaining syrup









24 comments:

  1. cake has come out so beautifully.. i wanted to ask why have u added cornflour into this ? Does it make any difference to the texture ??

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    1. Hey Nupur...I think cornflour makes the texture of the cake lighter....But you can substitute it with same amount of all purpose flour....

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  2. wow, love that bright color and how nice the texture looks. Great pics and recipe!!!

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  3. Orange + Blueberry is just perfect for a treat! The cake looks so divine, Neha! Great work :)

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  4. this cake looks so moist and fluffy

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  5. I never thought of pairing blueberries and orange..usually do with lemon. Great change!!

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  6. Looks really good ! Love how moist the texture is and those dotted blueberries looks gorgeous !

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  7. perfecct loaf...loved the texture

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  8. cake looks absolutely delicious dear !

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  9. this looks so good neha.. esp when you have sliced them.. very good one :)

    Ongoing Event : I'm The Star

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  10. looks fabulous... neithetr have i baked with blueberries, shold try this sometime

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  11. yummy n soft luking blueberry cake...

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  12. Cake looks yummy..:) Texture is wonderful and the combination is wonderful..:) Orange and blueberry.. I should give this a try..
    Reva

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  13. cake LOOKS JUST YUMMMMM n soft.......loved it..book marking.....
    Maha

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  14. Different combo, orange and blueberries..

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  15. Lovely combination and the cake looks luscious.

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  16. wow nice and soft bread. wonderful combo

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  17. I have baked it and its really really good. However, I believe it can still be improved so I have a few questions here. Do I use a hand held mixer or just a spatula to mix the yogurt, butter, orange zest etc? Must the yogurt and butter be at room temperature? What is the right size of tray to use? How come the texture of the cake is a little dense? Is 8"x8"x3" square ok? Thanks for your help in answering these questions.

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  18. Hey...Thnx for trying the recipe...I used hand held blender for mixing the yogurt and butter....Butter, yogurt and eggs should be at room temperature....Beat the eggs and sugar till very light and tripled in size....I baked it in a standard bread pan, but you can use any other pan of different dimensions...Although, the time of baking will change......It will depend on the size of your pan and the oven you are using...Hope this will help you....Give it a try and let me know how it turned out....
    Cheers

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  19. Thank you so much for your prompt reply! I will try it again once my present batch has been eaten up. Appreciate it, really!

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  20. Yes I made it today and succeeded!!!! The cake turned out perfect even when I didn't brush it with the orange syrup. By the way, how does the orange syrup enhance the flavor of cake? My concern is it may make the cake very dense or will it? Maybe I will try with the syrup next time...... Thank you once again for this great recipe!

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