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Oranje cake (Orange cake)

Koninginnendag (Queen’s Day) is going to be extra special this year, so why not celebrate with a delicious orange cake that’s fit for a Queen?

Ingredients:

1 packet of Koopmans farmers cake mix

200 g of butter

4 eggs

75 g of sugar

1 dl of water

1 dl + 2 tbsp. of De Kuyper oranjebitter

1 jar of apricot jam

Oranje cake

Preparation:

First preheat your oven to 160 degrees. Then knead the butter until soft and creamy and add in the eggs and cake mix. Stir thoroughly until it becomes a light, smooth batter. Next take a cake tin (22-25 cm in diameter), grease with a little butter and dust lightly with flour. Pour in the batter and place the cake tin on the bottom shelf of your oven and bake for about 1 hour or until golden brown. Once ready, remove the cake tin from the oven and leave to cool. Meanwhile, heat the sugar and water in a small saucepan and boil for 5 minutes or until a rich syrup forms. Remove from the heat and allow to cool before stirring in 2 dl of oranjebitter. Now, using a knitting needle, prick some holes in the top of the cake, pour over the oranjebitter and then leave to infuse for half an hour. Now prepare the orange glaze by heating the apricot jam and 1 tablespoon of water for about 2 minutes. Scoop the still-hot mixture into a sieve and press through. Finally, stir 2 tablespoons of oranjebitter into the glaze and generously coat the cake with it. Allow the cake to cool before serving as the showpiece of your Queen’s Day celebrations!

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