Christmas Orange Cake

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Ingredients

250 g of soft butter
230 g of flour
1 tsp. baking powder
250 g of sugar - 220 g in the mixture, 30 g in the orange syrup
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanillin extract
bark of 1 orange
juice of 1 orange
1 handful of raisins and dried cranberries
50 ml rum
juice of 1 lemon
8 tbs powdered sugar
decoration ornaments 
Features

The aroma of freshly peeled oranges always reminds us of Christmas, even if it is early summer.

Ingredients

Steps

1

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C… or 160 degrees C if your oven has a fan.

2

Soak the raisins and blueberries in rum and leave aside.

3

In a large bowl, mix the soft butter with sugar, flour, baking powder, orange peel, vanilla extract and eggs. Beat with a mixer until you get a homogeneous mixture.

4

Put baking paper on the bottom of a 20 cm x 30 cm tray and a little butter.

5

Add the soaked dried fruit, a few spoons of rum and stir.

6

Pour the mixture into the tray and bake until ready (for about 25 minutes).

7

Mix the juice of one orange with sugar. Take the cake out of the oven and, while it is still warm, pour the orange syrup over it.

8

For the decoration, mix powder sugar with lemon juice and pour over the cake. Use figurines as desired. Cut into squares.

9

Let it cool and serve.

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