Orange Bundt Cake!

This is my recipe for a moist melt in your mouth cake that’s got the best of the Orange season. Ensure that you are using unsalted melted butter that’s at room temperature. And all your ingredients are also at room temperature. Preheat your oven as soon as you have assembled all your ingredients. Firstly prepare your pan. Use a pastry brush and olive oil to grease it and then dust it with flour.

  • Wheat flour: 1 cup
  • All purpose flour: 11/2 cups
  • Sugar: 2 cups
  • Banana: 1 ripe
  • Eggs: 3 large
  • Baking powder: 2 tbsp
  • Baking Soda: 1 tbsp
  • Milk: 1/2 cup
  • Olive oil: 1/2 cup
  • Butter: 1/2 cup unsalted
  • Vanilla essence: 1 tbsp
  • Fresh Orange Juice: 1 large orange
  • Lemon: juice if 1 lemon

Preheat your oven at 180 degrees. Mash Banana and keep aside. Whisk all the dry ingredients. Beat the eggs in a stand mixer or with an electric hand beater for 3 minutes at full speed. Add in sugar and beat for 5 more minutes till it doubles in size and becomes a thick mixture. Use a fine sieve to seperate the pulp from the orange juice. Add in lemon juice to this and pour it over your mashed banana and mix. Add in oil and vanilla to it. Use melted room temperature butter here and add in to this mix. Use a spatula to fold in the egg and sugar mixture into the dry ingredients. Finally add in the wet orange Banana mix to the batter. Always use big strokes of the spatula to fold in and stop when it’s fully incorporated or mixed. Please don’t keep working the batter. That will give you a very hard cake. Bake at 180 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes depending upon the temperature of your oven. Remove after 3 mins. Let it cool on a wire rack. Dust it with icing sugar using a seive. Decorate it with fresh orange slices and Chocolate covered Cranberries.

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