Orange Pound Cake with Honey Butter Sauce

Winters and oranges are synonymous. Unfortunately I live in a winter starved city and making the most of what ever little I get is the only way out. Childhood memories are filled with afternoons spent by the sunny window of our Haflong residence relishing the sweetest and most juicy home grown oranges. Our annual visits to the Orange orchards in Jatinga is still vivid in my mind. The rule was you could sit and eat as many oranges you wanted but you couldnt pick them and get home! Sometimes me and my sister would make the most amazing Komla Makha – essentially a mash of fresh oranges with salt and chilies with a dash of mustard oil while Ma would be taking her afternoon siesta. Can those days come back please.Or only if I could let Aadish live those days too. This recipe that I am sharing today is just an impromptu attempt at using up some oranges but since it turned out so good I decided to share a post. Its a basic pound cake flavoured with fresh orange juice and zest , however what makes it gourmet is the Honey Butter orange sauce!

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Orange Pound Cake with Honey Butter Sauce
Recipe type: cake
 
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for the Orange Pound Cake :
  • Flour - 1 cup
  • Brown sugar - 1 cup
  • Butter - 100 gms - i used Amul
  • Eggs - 2 large or 3 small
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Fresh orange juice - half a cup
  • Freshly grated zest of orange.
  • Ingredients for the Honey Butter Sauce:
  • Honey - 2 tbsp
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Fresh orange juice - 1 cup
  • Orange slices
Instructions
  1. Method ;
  2. Cream sugar and butter till fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition.
  4. Whisk in the vanilla essence and orange juice.
  5. Sift the flour with baking powder.
  6. Add the flour to the wet mixture.
  7. Fold in gently making sure there are no lumps.
  8. Top with some freshly grated orange zest.
  9. Pour the mixture to a greased round baking tin.
  10. Bake at 180 deg C for 35 to 40 mins or till done.
  11. Let it cool completely.
  12. For the Honey Butter Orange Sauce:
  13. In a pan heat the butter till lightly browned.
  14. Add the honey and orange juice. Add a little sugar if the oranges are not too sweet.
  15. Lay the sliced oranges in the pan and let it simmer for 10 to 15 mins till the sauce thickens.
  16. Pour the sauce on top of the cake and serve .