The first thing I always do is to gather together all ingredients. For this recipe I used only seven ingredients: Sugar, Flour, Vegetable Fat, Orange Juice, Baking Powder and Orange Essence. Sugar and Vegetable Fat were beaten together until I got a light and fluffy mixture. This can be done with an electric mixer or by hand. I have chosen to do it by hand. It came out fine.The next step was to add the orange juice and mix the three ingredients a bit, then to add the sifted flour along with the baking powder and cinnamon. This stage needs patience because all the ingredients have to get mixed together without being over beaten.The orange essence was added at the end. The cake mixture will look like this when it will be ready to be baked.Just about to be poured into the bundt pan. For egg and lactose free cakes I usually use bundt pans because, due to their shape, they make it easier for the cake to be baked well. In such recipes baking is essential to be done in the right way. Otherwise you will get an uncooked sponge.The cake was cooked for about one hour. Nobody could understand the difference between a classic orange cake and this one. It can be served with ice cream, melted chocolate on top or simply by adding a bit of icing sugar. I prefer not to add anything…Below you can find the recipe in detail. Good luck!Ingredients
2 glasses of fresh orange juice (4 large oranges)
1 glass of caster sugar
1/3 glass of vegetable fat/unsalted margarine or extra virgin olive oil
3 glasses of all-purpose flour sifted
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon orange essence or orange zest
Preheat oven to 170ºC (338ºF) fan forced. Grease 26 bundt pan well.
Beat vegetable fat and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
Add orange juice and mix.
Stir in sifted flour, baking powder and cinnamon; then add orange zest.
Spread mixture into pan; bake for about 45 minutes to 170ºC (338ºF), then reduce temperature to 150ºC and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes. Insert a knife to the cake. If the knife comes out clean then your cake is done.
Stand cake in pan 5 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool.
I am a working mother that loves cooking and baking.