Sicilian Orange Cake



By far this is the best orange cake that I have tasted.. bake it and I'm pretty sure u will agree with me :o) 






I saw this recipe at The little Teowchew and Almost Bourdain blog.. she adapted it fm Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escape Cookbook. 






Ingredients
250 g lightly salted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing
250 g caster sugar
4 medium eggs
1 1/2 tsp finely grated orange zest
250 g self raising flour (i used plain flour and add 1 tsp of baking powder) 
85 ml freshly squeezed orange juice


For the icing:
125 g icing sugar
5 tsp freshly squeezed orange juice





Method
Preheat the oven to 170C. 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. Serve cut into slices, and store any leftovers in an airtight container.





According to Almost Bourdain... This Sicilian Orange Cake is the famous orange cake from the once popular Café Agostini (this cafe was closed on 22 July, 2005) owned by Margie Agostini, in the heart of Sydney ’s suburb for the rich and famous, Woollahra. Customers have often been heard to say that “Margie’s orange cake is to die for”


Rick Stein:
"To be accurate, I suppose this cake should be known as Margie Agostini's orange cake. It was her signature dish at her greatly missed Caffe Agostini in Woollahra in Sydney. It seemed to me to be just made for Sicilian oranges. The recipe came from an article in the Times by Jill Dupleix, although I had eaten the cake at the cafe a few years earlier and I thought it was amazing. As Jill says, it has to be the richest, moistest, butteriest and yet lightest orange cake in the world."

28 comments:

Yat Maria said...

Hi Rima...

Fantastic!!! Was just looking for a special orange cake recipe to bake for my mom..She adores orange cake..Will definitely bake this for her to enjoy ;) I just hope it will 'menjadi' as nice as yours la...

Yat

lemongrass said...

Ooohhh Yummm!!!! I love orange cake and your's really look so moist and orangey :-)

Rima said...

Hi Yat
Sure menjadi one.. recipe nye simple and jangan lupa baca bismillah sebelum start :o)

Hi LG
Ah ah i love orange cake too... try and bake it ok.. its delicious!

SJB said...

Look so moist.

Rima said...

Sjb
yep.. It's moist n sedap tau..

Yatie said...

Hi Rima,
Mmng sedap kek ni, yatie dah mencubanya....terima kasih berkongsi resepi yg sememangnya sedap....

Rima said...

Hi Yatie
Sedap kan.. setiap kali beli oren mesti nak buat kek ni.. tak jelak and boleh "termakan" banyak kali hahaha

Glad u like it as much as we did :o)

Nadji said...

This cake looks delicious.
I like it.
See soon

Rima said...

Yes it is Nadji.. many have tried baking it.. all with positive feedback:o)

Edi said...

dear rima, u know what? i bakes this sweet little thing on saturday.. then sunday i baked again for my relatives coz they loved it so much! thks for the recipe.. pasni i ingat nak try buat prune pulak la... mcm best je.. anyway, orange mmg superb!!!

Rima said...

habis lah Edi.. now u pun dah addicted to SOC.. lepas ni dont blame me if u gain some weight hahaha.. enjoy dear cos i will definately be baking it again once i balik sg

Edi said...

dah 3x i buat. hahahha...
i baru buh kat blog tp gambar tak sempat nak ambik properly.. i link the recipe to your blog k.. thks and happy new year rima!

Rima said...

Muahaha ianye akan berlipat ganda haha.. no worries Edi.. glad u suka... u shud try the condense pound cake and also the old fashioned butter cake... both cake also sedap!

Happy new year to u too Edi!!

Anonymous said...

i'm baking them now...with my laptop next to the mixing bowl....wishh me luck..!;)

Rima said...

Good Luck anonymous aka cud u pls leave down ur name so that i can adrs u properly hehhe

After a year this is still my all time fav!

carolinerockey said...

And i would like to add...a lovely cake. I liked it so much i think i'll do another one pretty soon...hehe!Thanks Rima..
-Caroline

Rima said...

yep the best.. right?? hehhe.. i can never get enough of it!

Anonymous said...

Halo Rima,

I tried this Sicilian Orang Cake at least 4-5 times past 2 weeks..so yummy and can never get enough of it :) my family and friends loved it too. But I reduced the sugar to 230 as I don't like my bakes to be too sweet. It turned out perfect still and am so happy that you shared this recipe with us :)

Terima Kasih.

Sally

Rima said...

Sally
u are welcome.. this as u already know is my all time fav cake.. can never get enough of this cake!

Nurwin Heny said...

What can I say...except...this cake is deliciousssss!! It melts in your mouth. I've finally baked it this morning after putting it on hold for sooo long. No regrets. Thnks for sharing the recipe Rima.

Rima said...

Nurwin
No worries.. am so glad u baked it.. awesome recipe ey..

Shal said...

Assalam guruG. I normally x suke kek mcm ni, mcm pelik. Esp carrot cake uweek. However aftr reading a good review frm ur blog, i made this cake. Eh eh sedap ko. Bt the icing a bit too sweet for me, bt i guess okla kan since the cake it self x tht sweet. Tq tq tq lap uuuuu

Rima said...

Shal
ku ingat u load it in ur blog.. nan ado pulak.. yep i am still in love with this cake walau pun ku telah cuba berlambak lambak cake recipe yg lain. memang sedap and tak akan lapok ditelan usia.. eh betul kah bahasa ku ini hahaha

Lynna said...

Hi Kak Rima!
If i don't do the icing on top will it be alrite cos i m not a sweet tooth person.

Lynna

Rima said...

Hi Lynna
Yes of cos.. i am a sweet tooth person tu sebab semua pun nak letak hehehe

Anonymous said...

hai kak rima, i'm jeany.
i already made this cake,and it tastes superb....
one thing i want to ask. i'm planning to make this again and bring it on a 2-hours plane trip to be given to my mil. is it ok, i mean is the texture of this cake is fragile? could u suggest other cake? thanks....

Rima said...

Hi Jeany
Yes of cos u can take it on a 2hrs plane ride... its stable enough and by the time the cake got to ur MIL.. SOC will taste even better.. if u do wanna try some other cake.. i wud suggest tish boyle marble cake or even neapolitan marble cake..

Maylin Marlini said...

Hi rima...
I'm marlini. Right now I tgh try your recipe.Hopefully menjadi dan sedaplah. I terliur je bila baca depa komen best sana best sini...resepi yg senang buat hasilnya... sat gi sy potong. Loni tgh panas...hehe

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