Orange Buttermilk Cake

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Hello, after a long time. The past month has been hectic for us, travelling, and family dinners, and luncheons. May be this week is the start of a more peaceful time period. This cake is an ode to that.

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An Orange Cake is a testament to Summers and Monsoons for us. We get these small oranges that are really sweet and juicy, and deserve special treatment. So, here goes:

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  1. 1 cup Oat Flour
  2. ½ cup Whole Wheat Flour
  3. ¾ cup Buttermilk
  4. Juice and Zest of 3 small Oranges/2 medium ones
  5. ½ cup vegetable oil/canola oil
  6. ¼ cup organic Honey
  7. 1 tspn vanilla extract
  8. 2 tspns baking powder
  9. 1 tspn salt


  • Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, zest, salt and baking powder.
  • In another bowl, mix in juice, buttermilk, honey, oil and vanilla extract
  • Slowly combine the wet and dry ingredients, and make a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter into a lined loaf tin, and bake for 30-40 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool completely, and then drizzle with honey and serve.

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