The simplest Orange Cake made the Haitian way and with lots of love. A simple cake just needs love and healthy ingredients. I often hear people saying that a cake can be baked with any types of ingredients. I totally disagree.
Not all brands are the same, and not all ingredients are surely the same. Take this aromatic cake, for example, if the “proper” ingredients are not added at the right time, the taste will not be the same.
Calling this recipe the Simple Orange Cake fits the name. Flour, baking powder, sugar, butter, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla extract, and Rum Barbancourt are all you need. And of course an oven! Almost forgot about that one! LOL. Add your love and patience to mix the ingredients, and you have a wonderful and delicious cake.
For this particular recipe, I used a good flour brand, organic sugar, brown eggs, and homemade vanilla extract. You don’t necessarily have to make it the exact way, but it is worth a try. The taste and texture are slightly different, and the cake is lighter and softer.
Although I have made this several times before, I added extra love to this one; it was a huge success when I had a few friends over this past Labor Day!
One particular guest said the cake was very light and not that sweet. I guess by adding organic sugar instead of regular sugar it made a difference. With men, it is so interesting to see them eat and just keep nodding their heads. LOL
I don’t know if it is a Haitian thing, but the guys are not very talkative when they’re eating food they like. All they say, “it’s good,” “what else can I say, it’s good!” And with a smile of course! I guess I need to be satisfied with that.
Haitian people love adding their favorite Rum Barbancourt in their desserts because of its smooth taste. Trust me it makes a huge difference. And I am sure I have said it a few times before, even the several well-known chefs prefer to use it in their cooking.
So try it today and please feel free to share.