“Can we make a cake Mum?”
It was a sunny Sunday afternoon and there seemed no reason why we couldn’t make a cake, except that I don’t much like cake.
I tried to tempt the kids with chocolate chip cookies, or raspberry and oatmeal bars, but they wanted cake. And they demanded ‘not boring plain cake’ too… so I headed to pinterest for some inspiration. Surely I must have pinned a couple of ‘not boring’ cake recipes on my Family Food Board?
I happened upon a link to this Cranberry-Orange Bread recipe and miraculously we had all the ingredients… well almost. But with some changes here and some tweaking there, here is our version.
- 175 grams softened butter
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup of orange juice
- ½ cup of plain yoghurt
- the zest of one orange, or more if you like
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups self raising flour
- ¾ cup of dried cranberries
- Pre-heat your over to around 160 degrees celcius. Grease and line a medium sized loaf tin.
- Cream the butter and sugar till light. Then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing each one in well.
- Add the orange juice, yoghurt, vanilla and orange zest and mix until well combined.
- Sift the flour into the mixture, stirring till is just combined.
- Add the cranberries and stir through.
- Pour the mixture into your loaf tin, and pop it in the oven for approximately 60-75 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
This cake is quick and easy to make (though it takes a while to cook) and there are lots of things the kids can do to help, from squeezing the orange juice to cracking the eggs.
My big loaf tin was too big but my small loaf tin was a touch too small, so our cake kind of exploded out the top a little, but luckily it stayed mostly in the tin!
If you eat this cake warm it is super crumbly but delicious, allow it to cool completely if you want to cut nice looking slices.
Either way it tastes great!
Joining the ‘new-to-me’ link up Saturday Show and Tell with Cherrios and Lattes.