Preparation Time : 15-20 mins
Baking time : 45 mins
1 cup all purpose flour
Sugar ( 3/4 rth cup)
Half cup any refined oil or 1/3rd cup melted butter
Yogurt ( 2 tbsp)
Orange Flower essence or Vanilla essence ( 1 tsp)
baking powder(1 tsp)
Rind of Orange , shredded (1 tbsp)
Fresh lemon juice ( 2 tbsp)
For making syrup :
Juice of oranges (2)
honey (50 ml) or Sugar ( 2 tbsp)
Mix sugar ,oil, orange flower essence ,yogurt and eggs via an electric hand mixer or manually until sugar gets dissolved.
In a separate bowl mix baking powder and flour and sift it .
Slowly add the flour spoon by spoon in the liquid mixture and stir it well to avoid lumps .
Add the lemon juice and orange rind and mix well.
Preheat the oven to 160 Degrees C .
Pour the batter in your already greased baking mould and bake it for 45 mins to 1 hour, till you see the tester toothpick or knife edge comes out clean from the center .
Remove from oven and allow it to cool on a rack.
Meanwhile prepare the syrup by adding sugar or honey to orange juice and heat it on the medium fire for 5 mins till you see a syrup formation.
Add the syrup to the cake inside the mould.
Allow to rest till the syrup gets absorbed.
Slice it, decorate with few orange slices and serve with your hot cup of tea .
NOTE: If you want to skip eggs, add another teaspoon of baking soda to keep it airy and fluffy.