I tend to be impulsive by nature and I started this blog literally overnight.
I never dreamt that I would project my fetishness for cooking without knives as a forerunner. 😀( I usually pretend I am engaged otherwise at the time someone’s looking at me to chop something).
This post also marks 10,000 views from 29 countries and I am totally humbled with the overwhelming response. I love answering your queries and I sincerely thank you for sending me pictures of all that you have tried making.
This cake is a melt in your mouth cake, it is oh so good ! The blend of flavours from marmelade to orange rind to orange juice and the orange liqueur just blossoms in your mouth.
Happy baking ❤️
All Purpose Flour – 1 1/2 cup
Baking powder – 2 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Unsalted butter – 1 cup
Castor Sugar – 1 cup
Egg separated – 3
Pure Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Marmelade – 2 tbsp
Milk – 1/4 cup
Juice of one orange
Orange rind – 2 tbsp
Preheat oven to 175 C.
Sieve flour, baking powder and salt. Keep aside.
Beat butter and sugar . Add egg yolk. Add vanilla extract. Add Marmelade. Add orange juice. Add flour mix and milk alternatively. Add orange rind.
Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into the mix . Bake in a prepared ( greased and dusted with flour ) 8 inch pan for 30 minutes or until done.
Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
Cream cheese – 1 cup
Unsalted butter – 1/8 cup
Grand Marnier liqueur – 1 tsp
Orange rind – 2 tbsp
Sieved Confectioners sugar – 1 1/4 cup
Beat cream cheese and butter together until soft. Beat in rest of the ingredients until combined.
Once the cake cools, unmould the cake and frost the cake and dot it with orange segments and toffee bits / chocolate chips.
Add a pinch of love ❤️ :
After taking the cake out of the oven, pork holes with a tooth pick and soak with orange syrup to enhance the flavour of the cake. Continue with frosting the cake, once it cools.
In a saucepan add 1/4 cup granulated sugar, juice of 2 oranges and melt over a low flame. Add 1/2 tsp of Grand Marnier once you take it off the flame.