Wednesday, 31 August 2011

The Baby Cake

Here we begin the first of many posts as I recap the sweets I made for Mel's sisters baby shower.

I provided a dessert table including -
White Chocolate Raspberry Tarts;
Raspberry Jelly Slice;
Choc Caramel Slice;
Melting Moments; and
Chocolate Cupcakes.

But the Main Attraction of the event was of course -

The Cake

O R A N G E   A N D   A L M O N D   M E A L   C A K E

(This is a version of the birthday cake I made for Miss Pip.)

125g butter, softened
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 large orange, rind finely grated, juiced
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 cup self-raising flour
3/4 cup almond meal (ground almonds)

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease cake pan.

Using electric hand beaters, beat butter, sugar and orange rind for 5 minutes or until pale and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift flour over butter mixture. Add almond meal and 1/4 cup orange juice. Gently fold to combine. Pour mixture into pre-greased cake pan.

Bake. Timing till vary. (The original recipe is for mini cupcakes, in which case bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean.) 

If you're baking one cake, the total time in oven will be approx 1.5 hours.

I frosted it with an orange frosting :
1/3 cup butter
1 + 1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tbs orange juice
1/2 tsp orange zest



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