Just because Summers over doesn’t mean we can’t get our bake on!!
OOOOOOHHHH Spic-y orange, spi-spi-cy orange! Although nothing rhymes with orange many words do rhyme with spicy, so bake this cake it’s not pricy and it’s drizzled with zesty icing! WWWWWWWHHHHHAAAATTTTT! *insert exploson sound here*…
(sorry I’ve been watching a lot of the Regular Show and felt the need to burst into a random rap).
Anyway I discovered a recipe that’s sure to be this seasons winner! I present you the SPICED ORANGE CAKE *insert echo here*, let’s make it shall we?
Sweetie Rating: Moderate (but can be high depending on the Icing finish)
For the cake
- 225g Plain flour
- 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp grated Nutmeg
- 1/4 Salt
- 225g Sugar
- 225g Butter
- 1 Large grated Orange Zest
- 4 Eggs
- 200ml Soured Cream
- 100ml Milk
- Raspberry Jam (I used Strawberry…doesn’t really matter)
- Icing sugar*
- Juice from an Orange*
- Grated Orange Zest*
- Cake crumbs**
- 2x Round tins (9″)
- Baking paper**
- 2 big bowls
- A big balloon whisk
- Electric mixer
- Metal spoon
- A measuring jug
- Wire racks (naturally)
- More Spice in your life than Mel B**
*You’re making a smooth icing to finish so the consistency is down to you.
Heat that oven to 180c/GM 4/350f for starters!
Now put the Flour, BiCarb, Baking powder, Spices and Salt and whisk them real good with a balloon whisk. Once done and combined set aside till later.
In another bowl beat the Sugar, Butter and Orange Zest until light and fluffy.
Beat in those Eggs one at a time adding 1 tbsp of your flour mixture.
Mix the Soured cream and milk in a measuring jug.
Now pour the rest of your flour mixture, wet milk/cream mixture into the egg mixture and gradually fold with a metal spoon until it’s smoothly combined.
Evenly spoon your mixture into the baking tins…
…remember the 3rd layer so use a bowl as a stand-in until a tin is free.
Bake for 20-30 mins. Golden brown, springy to the touch. leave them in the tins for a bit then transfer them onto a wire rack to cool further. If there’s any crumbs left on tin (or when the cake has cooled, rub some crumbs off) use them as decoration, but it’s optional!
Once cooled jam up your layers! Then pour your zesty icing all over your cake and decorate however you wish.
Ta Da! Your Spiced Orange Cake! Enjoy!
Hope you liked it! Get your zest on!