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West African Orange Cake Dessert Recipe

West African Orange Cake Dessert Recipe

 
West African Orange Cake Dessert Recipe


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African fresh orange cake from the West African country of Sierra Leone is a citrus ginger cake recipe easy to make from scratch. Oranges are locally grown in villages and sold at local markets throughout the African country. 


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West African Orange Cake Dessert Recipe

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons grated young fresh ginger root
2 sticks unsalted butter
3 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon orange extract
1/2 teaspoon salt


Directions
Grease and flour two bread loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl hand mix flour, baking powder, ground ginger, cinnamon and salt. In another large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. 

Mix in eggs, grated ginger root, orange and vanilla extract into the butter mixture. Then add milk, mix in the flour mixture until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. 

Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then turn out onto a serving plate. Dust lightly with confectioners' sugar and ground ginger before serving if desired.




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