Cinnamon Orange Cake

This is a perfectly light cake than can be eaten over tea-time or as a snack anytime. You can also make cupcakes from the mix!

What you will need:

  • 240gms cake flour
  • 250gms sugar
  • 15ml baking powder
  • 3ml salt
  • 125ml oil
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 180ml cold water
  • 10ml orange juice
  • 5ml grated orange rind
  • 1 grated carrot (optional)
  • 2ml cream of tartar
  • 5ml ground cinnamon

Filling:

  • 100ml greek yoghurt
  • 10ml honey
  • 100ml strawberries or raspberries

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
  2. Grease the bases of 2 layer cake pans (220mm diameter) or a tube pan (250mm in diameter and 100mm deep) with cook spray or oil.
  3. Sift the cake flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together, making a well in the middle.
  4. Add oil, unbeaten egg yolks, cold water, orange juice and rind and beat until the mixture is smooth. (I added 1 grated carrot for added flavour).
  5. Add the cream of tartar to the egg whites, beaten stiff (not dry). Fold the first mixture lightly into the stiffly beaten egg whites.
  6. Scoop the batter into the layer cake pans or tube pan. (I had leftover mixure which I scooped into a muffin pan). Bake layer cakes for 25-30 minutes and tube cake for 40-50 minutes. When the cake bounces back to touch, it is cooked.
  7. Allow to cool, loosen the sides with a knife and turn out to cool completely on a cooling rack.
  8. Mix yoghurt and honey and spread over the cake. Decorate with berries!!!
Put the kettle on and enjoy your cake and tea-party!
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