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The story of this cake began with an orange in my kitchen. I had to finish the orange but didn't want to eat it. So I thought of making a cake with it. For sweetness, I wanted to try something different. So I thought of using a raspberry jam. I also used cocoa powder, which helps in enhancing the orange and raspberry flavours and also gives a nice colour to the cake. The cake came out really nice and moist. Great with a cup of tea or coffee. What do you think?




Ingredients:
  • 1 and 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon margarine
  • 2 tablespoon raspberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 eggs
Preparation:
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  • In a bowl, put margarine and sugar. Mix well until the sugar dissolves. I used electric mixer to do this.
  • Add egg to the mixture and mix well.
  • Add orange juice, cocoa powder and raspberry jam to the mixture. Mix well until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • To the mixture, add flour half at a time and continue mixing.
  • Grease the baking tray and pour the mixture evenly.
  • Bake it for about 35 minutes. To check if the cake is ready, stick a toothpick in the centre of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready. If there is cake mix on it, bake for a bit longer and check again.


19 comments:

    pegasuslegend said...
    Looks exceptionally moist my kind of cake!
  1. ... on September 4, 2010 at 7:45 AM  
  2. baking.serendipity said...
    This sounds and looks delicious. I love how simply it started. That orange looks ridiculously appealing now in cake form :)
  3. ... on September 4, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
  4. Susi said...
    Great flavor combination! Yum :o)
  5. ... on September 4, 2010 at 11:53 AM  
  6. Jess @ Bakericious said...
    sound great and looks good!
  7. ... on September 4, 2010 at 7:46 PM  
  8. Cooking Gallery said...
    The cake looks great and delicious!
  9. ... on September 4, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
  10. Angie's Recipes said...
    The cakes looks delightful and moist!
  11. ... on September 4, 2010 at 11:55 PM  
  12. Magic of Spice said...
    I love this combination, and the add of cocoa. Looks delicious :)
  13. ... on September 5, 2010 at 1:21 AM  
  14. Biren said...
    SOunds like a erally flavorful cake.
  15. ... on September 5, 2010 at 1:42 AM  
  16. Anna C said...
    Hi, Your recipe has the perfect combination of flavours. The cake looks really moist and delicious.

    Anna
    http://annastable.blogspot.com
  17. ... on September 5, 2010 at 7:40 AM  
  18. ~Lisa~ said...
    This sounds delicious! I bet it was very moist.
  19. ... on September 5, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
  20. Sprinkled with Flour said...
    What a unique combination of flavors! This looks yummy:)
  21. ... on September 5, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
  22. Mother Rimmy said...
    Raspberry, orange and cocoa. Fruits and cocoa are always a wonderful combination. This is a simple recipe for those of us that don't bake often. Love it!
  23. ... on September 5, 2010 at 3:16 PM  
  24. Joyce said...
    Love the idea. Looks tasty!
  25. ... on September 7, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
  26. pigpigscorner said...
    The combo sounds great!
  27. ... on September 7, 2010 at 10:47 PM  
  28. jana@cherryteacakes.com said...
    that's a lot of flavor in one cake! wish i could try a slice!
  29. ... on September 8, 2010 at 1:29 AM  
  30. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    Thanks ALL for your lovely comments.

    The cake was indeed moist. I'm happy that I got it right the first time. I think the balance or the amount of ingredients is the key.

    @Mother Rimmy: I agree. Fruits and cocoa are a great combination and gives a wonderful flavour to a cake.
  31. ... on September 10, 2010 at 12:21 AM  
  32. Mary said...
    That is one great cake. This is my first visit to your site, but I'll be back often. I love the food and recipes you feature here. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary
  33. ... on September 10, 2010 at 1:26 AM  
  34. Christina said...
    Sounds great and like it would be fabulous with coffee for breakfast!
  35. ... on October 2, 2010 at 1:33 AM  
  36. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    @Mary, Thanks for your nice words.

    @Christina: You are right. Goes well with coffee. I also like this with strong tea.
  37. ... on October 2, 2010 at 6:52 AM  

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