Monday, February 7, 2011

Cranberry and Orange Cake: Sweet Punch for February 2011


 Our Sweet Punch for February  is by Divya of Easy Cooking.  The Actual recipe was Currant and Apple Slices.  I change both main ingredients, instead of currants I have used dried cranberries and  I replaced apples with orange.  Finally since I din't cut them into perfect slices I just named it as cake.  Whatever  the name is the cake was very light and fluffy and it tasted absolutely amazing. As always an amazing recipe by Sweet Punch.


Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:
Plain flour- 85 g
Sugar- 85 g
Butter- 85 g
Egg-1
Dried Cranberries- 75 g
Orange juice- 150 ml
Baking powder- 3/4 tsp
Cinnamon stick- 1/2 inch stick
Grated orange zest- 1/2 tsp

Method:
For orange juice I used some freshly squeezed orange juice, you can also use the shop bought .  Add the orange juice and cranberries to the pan, bring to boil, let it simmer for 2 minutes.  Take it off from heat, let it rest for whole night or more than 5 hours.
The next day drain the juice completely by passing through the sieve, press well to remove the juices from the fruit.  Keep the juice and fruit separately.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius.  Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl.  Add the egg and beat well again.  Sift the flour and baking powder, also added the grated orange zest.  Mix well with a wooden spatula until it looks smooth.  Fold in half of the cranberries and 2 tbsp of juice and mix it well again.
Grease and line a 8 cm round cake tin,  pour the prepared batter and level the surface.  Sprinkle the remaining cranberries on top of the batter.  Bake it in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
 Meanwhile prepare the syrup by boiling the orange juice and cinnamon stick together in a pan. Boil it in medium heat until the liquid is reduced to half and looks syrupy.
Take the cake from the oven, cut it into slices, serve warm with the syrup.  I served the cake with the syrup, cream and peaches.  Without any patience I immediately sliced the cake, so the edges weren't that perfect.  Otherwise the cake tasted absolutely delicious.

This recipe goes to Ally's Delicious Desserts

54 comments:

Ana Rita said...

Beautiful... This cake has everything i love: the citric of the orange and the sweet but sometimes acid of the cranberries...

Kiss,

Rita

Priti said...

Looks delicious ....yummy pics ....yum yum yum

Krishnaveni said...

wow, looks so yumm, like that colour, beautiful

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Looks so amazing.. Love the color combination and of course ur clicks!
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Uma said...

loved the fruity flavours you used.. looks yummy!

Pavithra said...

Looks awesome the flavors sure tickles the tastebuds.. beautiful picture..

S.Menaga said...

looks yummy n colourful..nice pics!!

Pushpa said...

Looks delicious and love the color you got there.

Plateful said...

Ah, you're tempting us again with your sweet treats! This is beautiful, Ayeesha. The cake looks flavorful and delish. The photographs are superb!

Soumya said...

lovely presentation as always...cake looks super delicious...mouth watering here...yum!

divya said...

what a tempting and drooling cake....they look awesome!

aipi said...

Lovely flavors n colors..

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Smitha said...

the cake looks very nice...love the citrusy flavor with cranberries!

Shanavi said...

Beautiful pics...Soooooo yummy..Love the orange in there..

Ananda Rajashekar said...

LOve any cake with citrus flavour this is just so pretty :)

Priya said...

Yumm, great looking cake dear, love citrus flavoured bakes anytime..

yummychunklet said...

This looks so cute! I like your peach slices.

Suja Sugathan said...

Cake looks so tempting and delicious flavors,love it.

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ooh deliciously beautiful :)
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Priya (elaichii) said...

lovely clicks and i love fruits in cake!

girlichef said...

Oh yum, looks very tempting. The colors just cheer me up, too...so sunny =)

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks orangey and delicious...

Seema Kamath alias Seema Abbas Ali said...

Lovely twist to the recipe Ayeesha. They are very tempting.

Regards,
Seema
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Radhika said...

Looks delicious

Nithya said...

Super delicious cake :) looks so good :)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very yummy combo. The cake looks so lovely..

CaThY said...

wow, it looks divine~ yummy! *^_^*

Rookie Qookie said...

Lovely recipe dear :)

Cheers,
Reshmi

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Lovely.. Nice Decor !!!

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Claudia said...

this cake is wonderful! It's chic, sweet and elegant! I like the way orange matches with cranberries! ANd the photos are amazing!

Priya Sreeram said...

looks delish - orange n cranberries sounds super yum to me !

Sonia said...

what a lovely combo of ingredients....awesome cake !

Ambreen said...

Wonderful presentation, Ayeesha! The photos are lovely! This looks tempting & delicious!

Gulmohar said...

It looks gorgeous ! Lovely clicks too

G.Pavani said...

lovely n yummy cake..

HGourmet Foodie said...

Cranberry and orange... what a perfect combination of flavors for a cake...it looks fantastic... I am sure it tastes super delicious as well...

cook from doha said...

perfect............no words..........

Archana said...

lovely cake!

Madhavi said...

Delicious cake!!!

Suchi said...

Gorgeous looking cake! love the way you have decorated it

Rachu said...

Lovely cake... color and combination is out of this world..

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Kankana said...

Absolutely beautiful presentation. I bet they taste awsm too!!

Mary said...

What a lovely cake. I'm sure everyone enjoyed it. It really looks delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

PriyaVaasu said...

Very Tempting Cake!!!! i think u have missed to mention the number of eggs in the ingredients list!!!!

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elra said...

I love anything cake or dessert that has citrusy flavor. Yours look amazing!

Jeannie said...

Very delicious looking!

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Cake is looking gorgeous and yummy...........

Chitra said...

gorgeous click !!

sharada said...

loved the combo and beautifully presented.

GeethuSathiyaN said...

Looks very yum!!Yr photographic teqnc looks very professional!!

Soumya..... said...

Hey must thank you for visiting my blog, I am lucky enough to spot so many dessert recipes on ur blog! all looks too tempting

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, super looking and great presentation.

Ally said...

beautiful entry

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