Friday, May 13, 2011

Sicilian Orange Cake

The cake is very soft, moist and delicious with orange flavour. My family members comment  is too sweet and I think I should not add the icing. I am going to try again without icing next time.

Ingredients :~

250 g lightly salted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing

250 g caster sugar

4 medium eggs

1.5 tsp finely grated orange zest ( I add 2 tsp)

250 g self raising flour

85 ml freshly squeezed orange juice

For the icing:

125 g icing sugar

5 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice ( I add only 4 tbsp)

Method :~

Preheat oven to 170 C. Grease and line a 22-cm clip-sided round cake with non-stick baking paper.

Using an electric whisk, cream the butter and sugar together for 4-5 minutes until very pale. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating very well between each one, if necessary adding a spoonful of flour with the last egg to prevent the mixture from curdling. Beat in the orange zest. Add the flour all at once and mix in well, then slowly mix in the orange juice.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer, inserted into the centre of the cake, comes out clean. If it starts to brown too quickly, cover loosely with a sheet of lightly buttered foil.

Leave the cake, in its tin, to cool on a wire rack, then carefully remove the sides and base of the tin and peel off the paper. Put it onto a serving plate.

For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a bowl and stir in the orange juice until you have a spreadable consistency. Spread it over the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides, and leave to set.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Cotton Cheese Cake

This cheese cake is light and creamy..................... I find the cake taste is not too flat but ok.............I am trying it for the first time.



180g Cream Cheese

50 g Butter

120 g Whipping Cream/Milk ( I used Whipping Cream)


2 tbsp Flour

3 tbsp Corn flour


4 Yolks
1 tbsp Lemon Juice


4 Whites

1/4 tsp Cream of tartar

90g Sugar
pinch of salt


1. Preheat oven 160deg

2. Grease and lined bottom of two 20cm oval pans (*i used 8" round).Wrap outside of the pans in foil

3. Place (A) in mixing bowl and stir over double-boiler until thick. Remove it from double-boiler

4. Add (B) and mix until well combined. Add (C) and mix until well blended. Sieve the lumpy cream cheese batter into a smooth batter.

5. Whip the egg whites in (D) ingredients. Continue whipping until soft peaks. Add it into the cheese mixture from step (4). Mix until well incorporated.

6. Pour the cheese filling onto the prepared pans. Bake in water bath for about 50 mins or until firm and golden brown.

7. When the cake is done, unplug the current, & let the cake cool down inside the oven with the oven door slightly open.

8. When the cake has cool down, chill the cake inside the fridge for a few hours. Make sure the cake has become firm before removing out from the cake pan