Time really flies, it's time for another Home Bakers! I have missed the previous one because I kept forgetting to search for polenta. I finally bought a small packet of it today so I will be attempting the bake this weekend 🙂 There are 9 days left to that bake so if you want to join us, do head over here for more information!
Back to the bake this time, chosen by Eileen of Hundred Eighty Degrees. This is indeed a very interesting cake - orange and raisins are blended into a paste and added into the batter, and because the raisins are soaked in a little rum before hand (tip from Eileen!) the cakes turned out really moist, delicious and very fragrant.
However, so far nobody could make out what was the flavour added into the cake (though they liked the taste of it) until I told them, probably because orange cakes weren't common here. If you are into fruity and moist cakes, look no further, this is one you should definitely try 😉
Keeping the post short as I really need to catch more sleep (been working late for the past few days), so here are the step-by step photos!
|1) Chop up ½ an orange.||2) Blend it together with some rum-soaked raisins.|
|3) Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.||4) Beat in 1 egg.|
|5) Then mix in the orange and raisins blend - looks a little gross here but don't freak out!||6) Sift in ½ of the flour mixture and beat it in on slow speed.|
|7) Add in the buttermilk and beat it in.||8) Sift in the remaining flour and beat it in.|
|9) Scoop them till they're ¾ full and top with chocolate chips.||10) Make a smiley face!|
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Essence of Orange Chocolate Cake (makes 10-12 cupcakes)
adapted from Coffee Cakes by Lou Seibert Pappas
I baked the cupcakes at 175 degrees Celsius for 20-25 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
For the full recipe, please head over to Eileen's blog!
To make 1 cup of buttermilk, measure 1 tablespoon vinegar / lemon juice and add into an empty measuring cup. Add in milk until it reaches 1 cup. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir before using.