Let’s talk a little about cake, shall we? Not just any cake but this Easy Orange Cake. I’m not really a fan of cake or even cookies, in general. I’m not a fan of frosted cakes either. If I must eat cake, I prefer simple and unadorned coffee cakes. There are exceptions, of course. I do really like this cake though. It’s a lovely way to put oranges to good use. The citrus flavour shines through without being over powering. I would suggest you try this at least once. It’s now on my list of cakes worth making.
I can think of a couple of reasons to recommend this cake to you. It is quite easy to make, for one thing. Cream the butter and sugar. Then alternately beat in the wet ingredients with the dry ones. Then bake it. You can dust the top with powdered sugar and serve it. For a little something special, add a simple frosting just to the top of the cake.
This Easy Orange Cake has soft crumbs, is moist and perfect to serve with coffee or tea. I would, personally, even consider it good enough to celebrate something special with. I used Valencia oranges. These tend to be very juicy and the very good to zest as well.
I didn’t know till recently that the word Orange originated from the Sanskrit word Naranga! The derives from the Dravidian root word Naaradham meaning bitter orange. The Arabic derivative of Naranga is Naranj which eventually became Orange in English. It turns out the Orange had it its origins in an area that was part Northern India, part China and Myanmar. Now you can find them growing across the world.