Orange & Cranberry Cake


I had an order today for boozy tea cakes. 4 diff flavours. Now I do use alcohol in some of my birthday cakes (if the client demands) but usually I soak them or mix in the ganache. Never tried to booze up a tea cake

When the client asked for 4 diff flavours, the bewdi ? in me started thinking of cocktail combinations and this is what I came up with
Kahlua & coffee
Lemon almond & tequila
Orange Cranberry & Vodka
Banana walnut & dark rum

As I wanted to taste the combinations made a little extra of each flavour for me. I have already featured the other flavours in my blog, but not this one.

So here it is. Orange & Cranberry tea cake. Look at that crumb ?




225 gms room temp Amul butter

200 gms Granulated sugar

2 Eggs, at room temperature

2 tbsp fresh Orange juice

1.5 tsp Orange zest

190 gms All purpose flour

2 tsp Baking powder

1/2 cup Milk , at room temperature

1/4 cup Dried cranberries


  1. Preheat your oven to 170 C.
  2. Grease a 9 x 3 inch loaf cake pan well and dust with flour.
  3. Sieve the flour and baking powder.
  4. Mix the dried cranberries with a tablespoon of the flour mixture. Keep aside.
  5. Rub the orange zest and sugar for a minute or two.
  6. Beat the zested sugar and butter using an electric mixer for a few minutes until light , fluffy and creamy.
  7. Beat in the eggs and orange juice.
  8. Add the flour mixture in three additions alternating with the milk in two additions . So , 1/3 of the flour- 1/2 of the milk -1/3 of the flour- 1/2 of the milk- 1/3 of the flour. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  9. Fold in the floured cranberries with a spatula.
  10. Spread batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle a few cranberries on top.
  11. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the cake spring back when touched or a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  12. Cool in pan for 5 minutes and then remove from pan to cool completely, right side up on a wire rack.

(the recipe is taken from the blog with some minor changes as I made them. U can also follow the exact recipe as mentioned in the blog link)