Saturday 23 February 2013

Pound Cake With Orange Glaze

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

This recipe is for a Pound Cake With Orange Glaze. A Pound Cake is a cake which is traditionally made with a pound each of flour, butter, eggs and sugar.  

A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Butter
2. Sugar
3. Vanilla Flavouring
4. Eggs
5. Self-Raising Flour
6. Salt
7. Icing Sugar
8. Water
9. Orange Zest

Bismillah, let's start!

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 3.

To start, place 8 ounces butter into the bowl of a KitchenAid.

Add 8 ounces sugar.

Cream the butter and sugar on high speed for 8 minutes, until pale and fluffy.

Add 1 teaspoon vanilla flavouring.

Take 4 eggs.

Lightly beat the eggs.

Add half the beaten eggs to the bowl, and beat in, and then add the rest.

Beat in the eggs.

Next, add 8 ounces self-raising flour.

Finally, add 1 teaspoon salt.

Stir in the flour and salt until combined.

Grease and line a loaf tin, and pour in the batter.

Bake the cake in the preheated oven at Gas Mark 3 for 1 hour until golden brown and firm.

Once baked, remove from tin and allow to completely cool on a wire rack.

To make the orange glaze, place 6 tablespoons icing sugar into a bowl.

Add a few drops of water.

Stir until combined and quite thick.

Add the zest of 1 orange.

Stir to combine.

Pour the orange glaze over the cooled cake, and spread it evenly across.

Allow the glaze to set for about 10 minutes, and then slice and enjoy! This cake is perfect with a cup of tea!


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