Today I thought I would bake us a little cake to have for iftar tonight. I decided to make something simple and the classic Moroccan Orange cake was what came to mind, usually it’s quite bigger, but I downsized the recipe and made it into a loaf cake, perfect for my small family. This cake is so moist and full of flavor, and the best thing is that it’s super simple to whip up.
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup sunflower oil
Pinch of salt
1/4 freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl, add eggs and sugar, with a hand mixer beat until fluffy. Add baking powder, oil, salt and juice, mix, then add flour, mixing well.
2. Lightly grease a loaf pan, then carefully our the batter in. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Allow to cool for 20 minutes, and release from pan.
3. Place cake on a serving plate and ligtly sprinkly the top with powdered sugar and orange zest.
Yields: 1 loaf cake