Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Choices choices....

Should I eat the orange or should I make an orange cake?  ORANGE CAKE, of course!!!

Now, should I make Orange Poppy Seed Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, or Orange Cake with Orange Icing?  Hmmm - a quick look in the fridge (oops - no cream cheese) and a nostalgic feeling for those supersweet iced cakes from the supermarket and the Orange Cake with Orange Icing won the day.

Next decision - should I have a slice now warm out of the oven, or should I let it cool, ice it and then have a slice?  BOTH!!!

The recipe can be found here.  I added a couple of drops of Orange Oil in the frosting as my orange was not orange-y enough.

Citrusy, moist, and extra yummy with some Girly Grey Tea (from T2).  Perfect morning tea.  Now what to do for afternoon tea...

If you want to make the Orange Poppy Seed cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, then just add 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds to the cake recipe above.  And to make the cream cheese frosting, you can use this...  (I don't usually measure out the icing sugar but add bit by bit to taste)
60g cream cheese
30g soft butter
1 1/2 cups sifted icing sugar


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  1. Hi, your cake looks deeeelicious...I must admit orange is not my favourite choice of flavour, but my husband and my little one would love that, so maybe I should give it a go!

  2. Looks delicious! Orange cake is a big favourite of mine. I agree that it always tastes best when warm from the oven!

  3. @sewandthecity - Thanks! I'm sure I saw the same recipe on a different website called "Never Fail Orange Cake" it's such an easy cake recipe.
    @aspoonfulofsugar - Thanks! Orange cake was not the norm in my family growing up, so I'm glad I gave this a go when I came across this recipe. And now, I too love orange cake. On some occasions it competes with chocolate and that's saying alot!