Although we avoid eating sweets, we like to round off the weekend with a cake and treat ourselves. In today’s time where we’re always in a hurry, constantly thinking about what we have not yet managed to do, it is nice to stop sometimes, be present in the moment and relax. Some people relax by running, some by watching a favorite movie and some by baking cakes. Sometimes just the smell of a warm cake is enough for a calm and serene moment. For example, today, even though we have entered summer, it is cold outside and thick dark clouds travel slowly and sluggishly, raindrops pounding on my window, and outside, fruit flowers and hairs of grass struggle with the wind. Everything is somehow calm, relaxed and light. I would say perfect for a warm raspberry leaf tea and warm fragrant, soft orange cake. Could it get better? Today, no way!
Before I start making the cake, I like to prepare all of the ingredients. And since I had two oranges in my bowl in front of me, this recipe immediately crossed my mind. I started off with the most fragrant part, grating the orange peel.
We will then prepare the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ones in the other. Flour, walnuts, baking soda and baking powder will be put together with previously mixed mixture of margarine, brown sugar, orange peel, eggs and orange juice.
We will then prepare the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ones in the other. Flour, walnuts, baking soda and baking powder will be put together with previously mixed mixture of margarine, brown sugar, orange peel, eggs and orange juice. Put the mixture in a saucepan greased with oil and sprinkled with flour. If you use a mold, put it in the fridge beforehand, it will be easier for you to pull the cake out. As I love the crunchiness of baked walnuts, I always like to sprinkle walnuts over the top of the cake. Bake the cake for about 40-50 minutes at 180 degrees. Use a toothpick to check if it’s done.
I wish you a pleasant rainy or sunny day, where you will not run anywhere, where you will take a break, enjoy a cup of tea and the smell and taste of this cake.