I will be honest: I do not bake very often so you might not find all that many cake recipes here. However, when I do bake, it is mostly scrumptious and easy to make cakes. This loaf recipe I got a long while back from a dear friend (thank you Susan) and it is one of our favorites.
475g all-purpose white flour
235g white sugar
1 teasp. baking powder
a pinch of salt
360g fresh, frozen or dried cranberries (if using frozen you do not need to thaw)
175 ml low fat milk
1 tablespoon oil
freshly grated orange zest
1 can (285g) mandarin orange in natural juice - save 1/4 cup of the juice.
Pre-heat oven to 185°C. Coat a loaf pan with oil.
Combine all dry ingredients - flour, sugar, baking powder and salt - in a mixing bowl. Add the cranberries and coat with mixture.
In another bowl beat the eggs and the milk with a mixer. Add the mandarin juice, oil and the orange zest.
Stir in wet mixture to the dry mixture, making sure not to over mix. Just so that the mixture is well blended with eachother.
Add the mandarins to the batter and mix gently. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for approx. 50 minutes. Check with a tester and when it comes out clean it is done.
Cool on a rack and then enjoy!
On this I did not just have my regular jury - Soeri and Tom, but also my inlaws. They loved this cake. I was lucky I had some leftover to potograph! Very yummy!