This is again one of my kitchen experiments. Long ago my aunt told me that adding fresh orange juice to cake batter can create freshness in its taste. I also had lots of black raisins in my fridge. I remember buying these raisins as a humble substitute for blueberries. I love blueberry muffins but couldnt find any berries.

Finally, I thought of marrying the two ideas. Why not have an orange flavored cake which has black raisins in it? Here is the concoction. I must say its worth a shot. The end result was a shiny muffin in which the freshness of orange juice was interrupted by dark, sweet black raisins.

Off this goes to the original recipe event hosted by Lore. Merry Christmas!


Ingredients :

  • Orange juice 1/2 tea cup
  • Orange peel
  • 6-7 black raisins
  • 1/2 tin condensed milk
  • 100 grams maida / white flour
  • 50 grams butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt

Procedure :

  1. Extract fresh orange juice.
  2. Remove the white fiber from the reverse of the peel. Now finely chop the orange rind.
  3. Deseed black raisins and chop them.
  4. Mix condensed milk with melted butter.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of orange juice , beat until thoroughly blended.
  6. Sift together maida, baking powder, salt and soda. Blend in maida using the cut and fold method.
  7. Dust the orange rind and raisins in maida. Now gently mix them into the batter.
  8. Grease & dust muffin molds. Bake in a preheated oven at 175 Deg C for 25 mins.