On Sunday I went to my friend’s house for brunch and she told everyone there about this blog…no pressure ahhhhhh!!!
The table was just full of incredible things from everywhere as everyone cooked something! It was nice and gave me an idea that I will explain to you probably in my next post…
Back to what I brought now! I asked my friend if I should have made something sweet, something salty, something… something… but she gave me no help on that so, I decided to bake an orange cake as I was not 100% convinced by the one I cooked some time ago.
This cake has a huge quantity of butter – at least for my baking standards – but it was nice and soft…ahhhhh damn butter!!!
For the cake:
200 gr Brown Sugar – normal sugar is fine too
250 gr Melted Butter
1 Orange – you will use the orange zest and the orange juice!
1 sachet of Yeast
280 gr Flour
80 gr ground Almonds
1 tsp Vanilla sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon powder
1 tsp Ginger powder
1 tsp Nutmeg powder
1 tsp Clove powder
(If you have a spice mix for Xmas cookies and Gingerbread you can use that, it’s easier!)
For the Syrup:
150 gr Icing Sugar
50 gr Butter
The cake is big! Very big! I ended up making one normal sized cake and a tiny additional cake because the batter didn’t fit inside my cake mould! So think about it before starting!
I’ve started by mixing the eggs with the sugar until I got a soft white-ish cream, then I added the melted butter, the orange juice and the orange zest, and mixed again!
Add all the other ingredients, mix again and pour the batter into a – big – baking tray. Cook it at 180° for 30-40 minutes.
In the meantime I prepared the syrup. I put the orange juice, the zest, the icing sugar and the butter into a pot and boiled them for a few minutes
When I took the cake out of the oven I made a lot of little holes using a toothpick: my cake definitely looked weird!!! I poured all of the syrup on top of the cake slowly to give it time to be absorbed.
This is the last photo I took while the cake was absorbing the syrup!
My mistake! But maybe my friends from the brunch could give their feedback… if they liked it!