Friday, April 29, 2011

Sicilian Orange cake

Sicilian Orange cake

Sorry for missing in action for few days, i was busy with a team of contractors to fix some furniture in my house and another team doing water feature in my garden. When not updating for few days, I feel lazy to update a new post....Anyway, i'm back again with this buttery, moist and full of orange aroma butter cake.











I saw this cake in j3ss kitch3n and this cake is very similar to the orange butter cake that I learnt how to bake for the 1st time.

Sicilian Orange cake



This Sicilian Orange Cake is the famous orange cake from the once popular Café Agostini (this cafe has 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”.

I found this recipe on Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escape Cookbook a while ago but was surprised to find out how this recipe was linked to Australia:

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."

Sicilian Orange Cake
(adapted and modified from j3ss kitch3n)

Ingredients

250g unsalted butter, softened
200g caster sugar
4 medium eggs
grated orange zest from 2 oranges
250g self raising flour
120ml freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2tsp Rum, optional ( worth to add this ! )

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a cake pan.
2. Using an electrical beater, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, if necessary adding a spoonful of flour with the last egg to prevent the mixture from curdling. Beat in the orange zest and rum. Add the flour all at once and mix well, then slowly mix in the orange juice.
4.Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 45-50mins or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake, comes out clean. If it starts to brown too quickly, cover loosely with a sheet of lightly greased aluminum foil.
5.Leave the cake, in the pan, to cool on a wire rack, then unmold and serve.


Sicilian Orange cake


Happy Baking !!
Happy Weekend and Happy Labour Day !!




37 comments:

Yummy Bakes said...

Ya, you have just reminded me of this cake. I hope to be able try over this week end.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

I made this delicious cake too but too lazy to post it up, heehee! Yours look very moist and delicious. 

Somewhere in Singapore said...

gonna try it out one of these day...

Padhu said...

Looks so soft and delicious!

CaThY said...

Wow, very yummy & moist cake :)

My Little Space said...

Happy Labour day to you too! The cake looks perfect for this day. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings, Kristy

Coraine said...

What a nice split in the middle! the Rum must have added alot more flavour to the cake!! Nice one!

Ann said...

wow this looks so moist!!!!! i have been feeling for a cake all week!

Min said...

Happy Weekend to you too, Sonia! I love this orange flavour cake, looks moist and yummy!

divya said...

Yum yum...looks delicious...

Three-Cookies said...

Same amount of butter and flour - no wonder its buttery and moist

Little Corner of Mine said...

Your orange butter cake looks really good and delicious!

Cooking Gallery said...

Love the texture of your cake...! Whenever I bake cakes the texture is never that good, that's why I keep my fingers away from baking (well, except some cookies;)).

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Hi Sonia! This looks so good, no kidding. The first picture already convinced me that I need to bake this, and the last picture showed how moist it is and the zest peeking from the cake tells me this one is a must-try. I love citrus and I wish I have one with my coffee right now. ARH!

shaz said...

I haven't been too successful with cake baking these days :( feeling despondent. I might try this one and see how it goes. Fingers crossed ;) will tell you how it goes.

温馨小屋 said...

看到最后一张照片,我就好想吃了!

Lisa H. said...

looks yummy ... I wish I could have a bite off the screen :D

susanyee said...

i love butter cake..mable chocalate butter cake,orange butter cake....hehe

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

I've baked this cake before and it became my our most favourite orange cake! Yours look so inviting! Feel like baking it again! :D

Jeannie said...

I hv bookmarked this but yet to try it....the list is getting longer! Looks so deliciously moist!

daphne said...

How LOVELY! I love how you added some notes about this recipe and the origins too. It looks so moist and buttery. Oh, if you make this when you had tradies over, I bet they are all envious with the rich orange aroma reached them.

Angie's Recipes said...

Very soft and moist!

HomeKreation said...

I don't actually like anything to do with orange but your cake looks very tempting.

Cuisine Paradise said...

This cake look so soft and moist... by looking at the last photo i can almost smell the orange fragrant and taste it from my pc screen lolz.

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

hope you get all sorted with your house would love to see a picture of your garden :-) and wow love this cake

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Oh yes, I remember this cake! It looks so moist and delicious!

Victor said...

Welcome back :) Love it, looks so moist and yummy!

Cheah said...

Lovely, Sonia. Have KIV this in my list as well. Have a great weekend!

pigpigscorner said...

Wow, it looks so moist! Happy labour day!

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

That looks like a perfectly baked cake. Yummy!

Zurin said...

it looks amazing Sonia! bookmarked.

mala said...

hello sonia, I have tried this cake and the whole family loved it!!

sean said...

我是被第二张照片给动心的。

yum yum~

jo said...

I made this cake last year and since then have made it several times again. It is an absolutely moist and citrus cake, loved it.

shaz said...

Hi Sonia. I tried out the cake this evening and it turned out great! Thanks for sharing and for the encouragement! :)

Victoria said...

Looks super moist and delicious! I'm glad you discovered this recipe and decided to give it a shot :) Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Hi

What is the texture and flavour difference between your orange almond butter cake and this Sicilian orange cake? I love the sound of both but only have time to bake one for a birthday cake this weekend. Thank you!

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