My Auntie’s Orange cake Recipe

During my lockdown I was craving my aunties cake and remembered the memories we shared as a family when we ate her cake in the summers I spent with them in Lebanon. I messaged her and she sent me the recipe. By the way, I’m not good at baking because I dislike precise measurements and no matter what I do my cakes always come out flat and tasteless. BUT, before you log off this one turned out so good and I’m so proud of myself.

Here is what you need to do; 5 eggs, 1 tbsp of vanilla extract, 1 whole grated orange zest into a bowl and mix

Then use the same mug for these ingredients; 1 & 1/5 cup of sugar, 3 cups of flour, 3 tsp of baking powder, 1 & 1/5 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice, 1/5 cup of rapeseed oil, 5 tbsp of water. Add one ingredient at a time and mix.

Pre heat the oven at 180 Celsius with your desired baking tray. Then brush with butter and sprinkle sugar around the tray. This gives the cake a nice sticky mix but it shouldn’t stick to the tray.

Pour the cake mix and into the oven for 45 mins. I have an electrical oven. Everyone’s oven is different and you know your oven better than me so gage how long you will leave the cake in the oven for. I hope you like it. I loved this and I have a slice with my cup of tea every day🥰.

The finalé. I flipped it onto a plate after it cooled down.