Orange Yogurt Cake and a New Project

Finally a long weekend. But my time was split between crossing the causeway to replenish my HK drama serials, continuing my “chase” in these serials, a new project and of course some light baking. I actually finished “chasing” a 20-episodes serial in 3 nights and another of the same in 2 days. Gosh ! Can you imagine the TV has been working so hard and I was so worried that it will overheat. Haha ! 
 
Initially wanted to make more bread again, but I had forgotten to make the overnight dough on the previous night, so had to forsake bread making.
 
There was some leftover yougurt from last week’s bakes. After flipping through some recipes, I proceeded with this orange yogurt cake. I like this cake, because it’s orangey, buttery and absolutely soft in texture.
 
 
 
 
However, I guess I will bake this cake in individual baking cups the next time. Because the texture is too soft and as I cut it while it was still slightly warm, there were crumbs everywhere and the bits of mixed peel came off from the cake.
 
 
 
Can you see the bits of mixed peel coming off ? Hehe. Managed to salvage two of these “more neatly-cut” cake to take these pictures.
 
 
 
Recipe adapted from PA Richard Goh Baking Class Stage 4
 
Ingredients (A) :
250g hard butter
200g sugar
1 tbsp orange rind
2 tbsp orange juice
5 egg yolks
150g mixed peel
250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
250g yogurt
1 tsp orange essence
 
Ingredients (B) :
5 egg whites
50g sugar
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
 
Method :
1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease and line a deep 9 inches square baking tin with paper.
 
2. Cream butter and sugar at medium speed for 15 minutes until fluffy.
 
3. Add in egg yolks one at a time and beat for another 5-6 minutes. Add in orange rind, orange juice, yogurt and orange essence.
 
4. Switch the mixer to slow speed and add in the sifted flour, baking powder and mixed peel. Mix well and leave aside.
 
5. Whisk egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar at maximum speed until stiff. Then fold half of the meringue into the butter mixture and mix well. Continue to fold in the rest of the egg whites.
 
5. Pour the batter into the baking tin and bake for about 1 hour.

 

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Talking about the new project that I was embarking on ~ I finally completed it today ! Extremely happy with the “sense of achievement’ ! Heehee.
 
Here it is ~
 
 
Yes, it’s a stitching project ! As we all knows, stitching requires alot of patience because each stitch has to be made one at a time and had to be made in concentration to ensure accuracy of the entire picture. Each wrong stitch may cause you to unstitch everything and re-do it all over again. To complete a “masterpiece” also requires alot of “eye-power” because every thread and needle is so fine. So this picture took me about 2 weeks to complete ! 
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14 Comments

  1. i always love orange cake – yum! :)

  2. this is so pretty! i'm also like you when i was supposedto make a bread, then i forgot something or missing aningredient, i will just opt for simple bakes! you're not only good with pots and pans, you're also good with needles and threads!

  3. Lovely cake & stitching ;)

  4. Hi,Still got yogurt in my fridge, I'll try this cake.Thanks for sharing.:)

  5. I like ur cake, it is so soft and fluffy. Coincidentally I also baked yogurt butter cake yesterday but with lemon. I cut the cake once it had cool down and the cake wad quite crumbly too but when I cut it at night it was perfectly fine. I guess for butter cake u need to wait some times for the fat to penetrate so the cake won't be crumbly.

  6. Hi I just love this cake… so yummy… will be in my "To Do List" Thanks for sharing…

  7. This cake looks fluffy and delicious and I like the cute little color flowers deco.

  8. your cake looks really moist! and good job u! i have the least patience and eye for detail to do stitching projects like this…you're so womanly hehehe

  9. I love your cake, looks really soft. Will bake it in cupcake as you've said. Thanks for sharing :)

  10. This cake looks so inviting . Wish i could have a piece . The stitchs is so lovely too . I happen to be a stitching addict also , hope we can share more :)

  11. Alice ~ Yeah, same here, my parents love the cake too !Lena ~ Ohh.. Thanks for your compliments ! Hehee. But I think I am still not good at pots and pans or needles and thread. I only know abit of everything, more like a jack of all trades but master of none ! Cathy ~ Thanks for your compliments too !Yummylittlecooks ~ Yes, do try and let me know whether you like the cake too !Cook.Bake.Love ~ I think you are right. I got to leave the cake to be completely cool before cutting. Next time I will resist cutting the cake too early next time. Heehee.Olivia ~ Yes, do try the cake too and let me know whether you like it !Quay Po Cooks ~ Thanks for your compliments too ! And yes, I love the many colours of the flowers too !Jean ~ Heehee… Not womanly lar.. I am using this to train my patience !Anncoo ~ Thanks for your compliments !SCP79 ~ Sure there ! Try the cake too if you have the time. And so glad to know you love stitching too ! Do let me have your pointers yeah. Thanks alot !

  12. The orange yogurt cake looks very soft and moist. :) btw, I love doing cross stitching too, I think I made at least a total of 8 to 10 these precious moments cross stitch patterns altogether, heehee. :) but that was before I have kids. :P hopefully next time I'll have more time to go back to this passion again.

  13. Oh! I love your cake and already bookmarked…love the citrus flavors in cakes…so refreshing at the same time…love how you decorated with the little flowers…perfect for Spring. Hope you are having a great week :-)

  14. This cake is really tempting me to try now! Looks super soft and delicious ;)Loved your stitches!

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