If you like citrus and would normally use lemon, give orange a try – I promise you won’t regret it! This orange bundt cake may become your new favourite very soon!
I was having a sort out and found my bundt pans, which I hadn’t used in more than 6 months, so thought I might as well use them, considering I had them out of storage.
I wasn’t sure which flavour of cake to make and considering the weather was actually nice at the time, I thought lemon but only had oranges in, so I came up with this orange bundt cake. I wasn’t 100% how it would turn out, but used the same recipe would for my lemon bundt and it turned out amazingly!
This cake is slightly different as I don’t really decorate it, I prefer to allow the flavours to speak for the cake. As the cake don’t have any filling or topping, I used a simple syrup made with fresh orange juice, which is generously brushed all over the cake. This adds more flavour, a preservative and keeps the cake fresh – which is always good.
Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?
250g butter, room temperature.
250g granulated sugar.
Zest of 3 oranges.
1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
250g plain flour.
1 1/2 tsp baking powder.
1/4 tsp salt.
Before you get started on the recipe, you’ll want to do some prep work. Start by weighing up all your ingredients, buttering and flouring a standard bundt pan and preheat your oven to 180˚c/350˚f.
You can also make the orange syrup which will be brushed all over the cake once it’s baked. To start into a saucepan, place the granulated sugar and orange juice and give them a mix. Then place on the hob over a medium-high heat until it almost reaches a boil, remove from the heat and allow to cool fully before you intend on using it.
To start on the cake, take a mixing bowl and place in the butter, granulated sugar and orange zest, then beat them all together until they are lighter and fluffier in colour and consistency.
After 5-7 minutes later, give the bowl a good scraping down, just to incorporate any bits that may not have been fully worked in from earlier on. Now you can go ahead and add in your eggs, one at a time, beating well in-between each addition. Don’t worry too much if the mixture separates a little, this is because of the amount of liquid that has been added.
Once all of the eggs have been added, add the vanilla extract and beat until incorporated. Then give your bowl a good scraping down, just to incorporate any bits that may not have been fully worked in from earlier on.
Then you can add in the flour, baking powder and salt – passing them through a sieve first to remove any lumps that may be in the dry mixture (if theres a few little clumps, just discard them). Mix on a low speed to start with – working your way up top a medium-high, just until the dry ingredients have been incorporated. Try your best not to over-mix the cake batter at this stage as it will result in a tough textured cake.
If you notice the cake batter is a little stiff, add a small amount of milk to help loosen up the mixture and perfect the consistency.
Take the cake batter and transfer into the bundt pan (which is has been buttered and floured). Carefully transfer the cake batter into the pan, spread and levelling out as best as you possibly – this will help everything bake consistently.
Bake in your preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
Once the cake has baked, allow to cool for 5-10 minutes in the tin, then transfer onto a cooling rack and allow cool for a further 5-10 minutes at which point you can generously brush over the cake with the orange syrup you made earlier on. You’ll want to get as much of this orange syrup over the cake as possible, as it helps add more flavour and keep the cake fresh.
Then allow to cool fully before you start to slice the cake up and enjoy it. So, that’s how I make my take on an orange bundt cake, which is light and flavourful without being too much, what’s not to like?
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