A Cake Recipe That Celebrates Winter – Orange Cranberry Loaf Cake
If you are like me who loves to bake a cake every once in a while, then you can never have enough cake recipes in your kitty. This Orange Cranberry Loaf Cake recipe is surely going to please you with its mild tang from fresh oranges.
I will confess that it isn’t a typical Orange Cake which usually has fresh OJ because it has some dried cranberries along with white chocolate chips, added just enough to make a slice of this cake interesting.
Orange Cranberry Loaf Cake
I am a big fan of simple loaf cakes which goes brilliantly with a cup of tea or coffee. Have a couple of slices in the morning for breakfast or pack a few for evening snacks, you know you are sorted when you have a loaf cake, tucked in your kitchen’s snack corner.
Planning to bake a cake for your weekend get-together and wanna present something fancy? Bake a loaf and garnish it with candied Orange Peel. In just matter of few minutes, you can transform a simple cake into a centerpiece for your brunch or dinner table.
This Christmas Orange Loaf Cake has everything that screams winter. Seasonal fresh Oranges, Cranberries and loads of White Chocolate Chips.
- 1.5 cup All Purpose Flour
- 3 tbsp Cornflour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 cup Fresh Orange Juice
- 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries Roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup White Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup Neutral Refined Oil Sunflower Oil
- 3 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
Combine the dry ingredients and sieve them together. (Except Sugar)
In another bowl, whisk the eggs till light and fluffy, then add the oil and sugar and whisk till the sugar is dissolved completely.
Now, add the dry ingredients in parts, alternating with Orange Juice to maintain the consistency of the batter.
Pre-heat the oven at 180c. Grease and line the baking loaf tin with parchment paper.
Add the dried Cranberries and White Chocolate Chips in the batter and pour it in the tin. Top it with some more cranberries and chocochips.
Bake it for 50-55 minutes or till the center of the cake is done.
If you wish to decorate the cake with candied Orange peel then prepare that before hand.
In order to make some candied orange peel, Add 2 tbsp of Sugar in 1/4 cup of water in a heavy bottom saucepan. Bring it on heat. As the sugar dissolves, add julienne pieces of Orange Peel and let it simmer. When you cut the Orange peel, note that it should not have the white inner lining, otherwise it would turn bitter.
Let it simmer for 5-6 minutes before turning the heat off. The peel should have softened. If not then allow it to simmer more.
Before it cools down, pour it over the cake. Poke the cake with skewers for better seepage of the sugar-orange syrup.