Thursday, 22 April 2010

Orange Buttermilk Pound Cake

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I was castigating myself that I have been neglecting my blog so much. I am not a techno savvy person so whatever I have done to my blog has been my learning or rather e-learning. I know my blog needs a good face lift, but alas! With my poor knowledge for all the techno things I am unable to do so. So my techno friends out there I am all ears and ready to learn if you are ready to share some knowledge with me.
I am so happy typing this post, that I am breaking away from the monotony of curries and savories. The last cake that I posted was Zucchini  and Chocolate cake with Chocolate Ganache and it seems ages that I baked it. It’s been  sometime that I was planning to bake. Every time I would see a cake post, I would remind myself that I need to bake. The heat was taking a toll on my body and the oven seemed most unexciting. We are facing a few hours of load shedding everyday. Gladly we do have a full back up but still who would take chances with the baking???? Weirdo that I am, I did take the challenge of baking a cake in this 45C heat, with the current going and coming every tenth minute I really had to monitor the time and temperature very carefully and as promised by the author of the recipe the cake turned out very well and I was congratulating myself to sail successfully amidst all the load shedding.
I have been reading Baking Bites very regularly and her cakes and baked products are truly an inspiration. I always wanted to try her cake recipe and I am so glad that I tried it today. She has made a lemon buttermilk pound cake, I have made minute changes to her recipe based on the ingredients I had in my pantry. I wanted to make the lemon cake but realised I did not have enough lime to get the zest, so I removed as much zest that I could get and substituted the remaining with orange..at the last minute I realised I was short of the Vanilla so balanced it with the orange essence. The orange glaze instead of the lemon zest gave that extra tinge of orange!
To my surprise these miniscule changes too added amazing flavor to the cake. The cake as you can see in the picture is amazingly soft. I had finished baking the cake before the younger one came from school. I was standing in my kitchen when I saw him sniffing while entering the building and the minute he stepped in he said you have baked a cake right, I could smell it outside..which cake have you baked? Can I have a piece now? The typical mother I am, asked him to wash and change and then wait till I pour the glaze over the cake..the impatient child he is, asked me how long will it take. The typical Mom I am answered, you get it only after finishing lunch. He can find many excuses to skip his lunch so I found a good reason to make him eat. I surely served him a glazed piece of cake post lunch, he ate a bite and grinned…I want one more after this, it’s too good. That smile on his face and I was overwhelmed, all the hard work in that heat seemed all the worth.Open-mouthed
Ingredients for Orange Cake
3 cups APF
3 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 cups sugar
a pinch of salt
1-1/4 cups milk + 1-1/4 tbsp lime juice/ butter milk
1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
2 tsp vanilla essence (I used 1-1/4 vanilla + 3/4 orange essence)
1/2 cup oil
2 tbsp orange zest (I used 1 tbsp lime+1 tbsp orange)
For orange glaze
1-1/2 cups Icing sugar
3 tbsp Orange juice
1 tbsp Orange zest
2 tbsp butter(melted and cooled)
Mix all the ingredients and then pour it over the cooled cake.
Method
Preheat the oven at 350F/ 175C.
Mix together the butter milk, vanilla and oil.
Sift together the APF, baking powder and salt.
Cream the butter and sugar and then add the zests, mix.
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Add an egg at a time and beat.
Adding the dry ingredients first alternately add the APF mix and buttermilk mix in 2-3 times.
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Pour it in a greased 10” tube pan ( I used Dr. Oetker’s) and bake for 50-55 mins till the tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
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Let it stand in the oven for 5 minutes and then remove it on a cooling rack.
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Once the cake is cool, transfer it on a plate and then pour the glaze. Cut into pieces and serve.
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55 comments:

Priti said...

Cake looks so gud n tempting..lovely Pari

Preeti Kashyap said...

Looks perfect! I love pound cakes and I made the same recipe as BB. It came out great with lemon zest for glaze as well.

AshKuku said...

That is so enviable..... And the stepping illustrations are indeed stepping stones to our success... to make or bake an awesome prep like yours..... Loved the color & the feel.....

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Hari Chandana said...

cake looks soo delicious n tempting.. nice clicks!!

PranisKitchen said...

the pound cake looks so delicious yarr..feel to have those 2 pieces..nice pic too..liked the decorations.

Kanchan said...

From the time that I've started blogging I've been getting a feel that I haven't baked even a small thing till now, so when I start will take inspiration from many.

About giving lift - log on here with your normal blog id http://bloggerindraft.blogspot.com/ as they have added many more templates they are quite clean and interesting.

Jar kadhi online bhetlis tar neat explain karen .. khupach easy ahe ... else drop me a mail will explain nakki :)

Pari said...

Thanks Priti for that quick comment. A true "Dost" indeed.
Wow Preeti, I will try the lemon one next time, will get more of them.
Thanks Asha and Harichandana.
Thank you pranis kitchen for following my blog. I am so glad u liked my preparations. I am off to check ur space.
Kanchi, u are a darling dear. I will check out the link, if my grey cells work properly I will not bother u else be ready for my mail.

Padhu said...

Cake looks so yummy and I always love your step by step pics

Kiran said...

Wow Pari this cake looks very yummy and moist.Buttermilk in the cake sounds interesting.

Valarmathi said...

Cake looks lovely and yummy.

Pari said...

Thanks Padhu,I am glad my efforts are appreciated.
Kiran, the buttermilk gives amazing softness dear, do try.

Faiza Ali said...

WOW !! the looks o moist and yummmy.

Namratha said...

Looks very inviting Pari, love the fact that it has Orange...must have tasted fabulous!

R said...

what a nice cake! it looks so pretty, great effort. kudos for attempting to bake inspite of the heat. glad ur kiddo liked it after all their appreciation is what counts the most :)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Beautiful cake! Perfectly baked.

SS said...

Such a sweet story! After all, that is the ultimate satisfaction a cook desires.. an appreciative eater! :) Your cake looks marvelous!

Uma said...

looks gorgeous. Orange flavor must make the cake yum!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Pari, the slice in pic looks so tempting. Yummy looking cake and good step-by-step pics.

notyet100 said...

u r so right about the current thing ,,..:-)cake looks super delicious

TREAT AND TRICK said...

That's is really delicious and beautiful click too..

simply.food said...

The cake looks wonderful and so delicious.I like your brundt tin that you have used for baking,

Rajee said...

That's a lovely cake.

Priya said...

Prefectly baked cake, looks gorgeous and delicious..

Simply Life said...

oh that looks so perfect and delicious!

Jay said...

Looks heavenly, good job...love the colorful click dear.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely cake...

M D said...

Orange pound cake looks delicious! Nice click.

Saswati said...

Pari the cake looks a perfect bake:)even i have been thinking about giving my blog anew look but then very little Knowledge about the templates...:)

PJ said...

Pari, it was so nice reading about your son and this cake.. i could almost picture the whole scene in my eyes :D blogger face lift is very easy, once you decide on the colors and background, you will be done so quickly! let me know if you run into any issues, happy to help :)

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks so moist and yumm..

Kamalika said...

Grt cake...looks very tempting...

Cham said...

U don't need to be a tech gal. Blogger did the customized template that u can play around.
Check this:http://bloggerindraft.blogspot.com/2010/03/blogger-template-designer.html
The orange flavour is good one :)

Apu said...

I love cirtus cakes!! Orange is superb.

Rekha shoban said...

cake looks perfect and gud job!

Suparna said...

hi pari,
That's a moist and inviting bake :)
I havent tried pound cakes yet...and citrus flavours somehow havent caught my attention.
Ur post overall has made me give it a second thought...shall give it a try sometime ..
Thanks
TC

Meena said...

pari, that was sooo brave of u...baking in 45c heat n w/power going on-off...your kids must love you for it!

Priya said...

i luv pound cake..this is so light and soft..

Nandini said...

Wow! Looks very nice! I'll eat each and every piece!

jayasri said...

Hey!!, what a coincidence, I came to check some thing I could make from your blog!!, and here I see a cake, an orange cake!!, I made a orange today!!, yours look gorgeous, of course not with the same ingredients, next I will try yours!!

J said...

looks so tempting.. wish I could hv a bite.. I know this load shedding problem in India.. U know, I faced it when I baked my forst cake.. I just sank when current was gone..after 15 mins of baking it.. I prefer making it in pressure cooker in India..

chakhlere said...

wow...cake has come out perfect. Excellent job.

Looks very tempting.

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks wonderful, perfect for tea time.:)

Gita Jaishankar said...

Wow dear...the cake looks superb...so rich and moist...love it :)

San said...

I've never seen a pound cake of this combo . I find it intriguing and it is certainly beautiful to look at it pari.Can you pass me a piece?

SathyaSridhar said...

cake looks perfect n came out well dear..

Cicily Antony said...

cake looks so yummy...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

a very tempting cake..my kids will surely love them..definitely will vanishes:)

sangi said...

WOW!perfectly baked cake!!!Luks soooo moist n super delicious!gr888 job dear

Sushma Mallya said...

Cake looks lovely,love the glaze on it...

Parita said...

Lovely combo of flavors pari! The cake looks amazingly moist!

Sonia said...

OMG! This looks so good and got a perfect shape. Actually I have been eyeing this special pan in market. Now I'll get it soon. Your step by step pics are appreciative. :)

Siddhi S said...

wow pari loved this cake...it looks so tempting...yumm...nice recipe...cme out very well n glaze wid it is like cherry on a cake

Jingle said...

heavenly!

how sweet!
you make me feel hungry!

Jingle said...

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Happy Tuesday!

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