Saturday, 25 April 2015

French orange & lemon cake

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French orange & lemon cake
A bit of rain this morning has halted my gardening/slash & burn regime for a day - so it was time for a bit of weekend baking instead. My recipe for French orange and lemon cake makes a light, citrussy cake - prepared in a just a few minutes. It uses fromage blanc - a fresh white cheese very similar to yogurt. I also used blood oranges as they are a seasonal favourite of mine - and add a lovely sharp bitter citrus flavour that I love.  You can of course substitute any citrus fruit for this recipe and it would work just as well. Bon appetit and I hope you enjoy.  

preparation time: 5-10 minutes
cooking time: 40-50 minutes


ingredients:
1.5 cups plain white flour
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
0.5 cup oil 
0.5 tsp salt
zest of 2 blood oranges & 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp baking powder
0.75 cup fromage blanc (or plain yogurt)

method:
  1. preheat the oven to Gas 5/350F and grease and line a 20cm square baking tin
  2. add the grated zest to the sugar in a bowl and whisk to thoroughly mix 
  3. add the eggs, oil, lemon juice and fromage blanc and mix well
  4. in a separate bowl whisk the flour, salt and baking powder to aerate it before folding into the liquid mix
  5. pour into your prepared baking tin and bake for 40-50 minutes. It is cooked when risen, lightly golden and a skewer comes out clean. 
  6. cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes before turning out. 
  7. Leave to cool completely before cutting into slices and serving.


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French orange & lemon cake


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3 comments:

  1. Mmmhmm, yummy, I think I need to bookmark this recipe for the next time I feel like baking cake!

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    1. Thanks so much - let me know when you give it a go... Have a great week :)

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  2. What a lovely fresh and light cake. Just perfect for spring! Thanks for linking up.

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