A simple bake Orange Cake for tea

Preparation Time : 15-20  mins

Baking time : 45 mins

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Ingredients :

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)

eggs(2)

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)

Directions :

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.

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