I'm thinking of posting my Food Finds on Fridays but I've got two this week so I'm doing one today too. The recipe for Moist Orange Cake came from a book published from contributions to a primary school fundraiser.
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups SR flour
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/4 cup milk
1 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice, approx.
Grease a 20cm round cake pan and line base with baking paper. Combine all ingredients in large bowl, beat on low with electric mixer until all ingredients are combined. Beat for 3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and changed in colour. Spread into prepared pan. Bake in moderate oven for about 45 minutes. Stand for 2 minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool. spread with icing when cool.
ORANGE ICING - Sift icing sugar into small bowl, stir in butter and enough juice to mix to a spreadable consistency. Sprinkle with coconut.
I was expecting a moister cake. There was no coconut on the top of mine because Master H doesn't like it. I didn't put the orange rind in because the rind on my oranges wasn't nice at all, so I put juice in the cake as well as the icing but neither had an overly orangey flavour. I will probably make this again though because we all ate it regardless of the lack of orange flavour.