Orange Centrepiece Cake

With the mood to bake this week, I made chocolate tarts the night before, and last night, it was Orange Centrepiece Cake, as I called it.

It was quite a while since I had oranges at home as there was no promotion at the supermarket for oranges. :p Usually, my hubby buys oranges in tens when there are promotions. However, lately, there wasn't much promotion, so we didn't have them at home. Yesterday, we managed to buy 20 oranges from Giant as they were having promotions for this weekend. As I have always like to bake with oranges, I decided to bake an orange cake. And I suddenly found the passion to do some frosting and the inspiration to decorate the cake.

Initially, I wanted to caramelise the orange slices for decoration. Then I realised they don't solidified in the sugar solution. So I decided to grill the "sugar-coated" orange slices in the oven. Then after a while, I realised they don't browned. So I gave up and took them out of the oven. While I was whisking the whipped cream, I didn't wanted to waste the "orange-sugar syrup" which I used to "caramelise" my oranges. So I poured the syrup into the whipped cream. They really taste good!

Then I got pretty excited about the whole decoration. So I started frosting the cake, layer by layer, bit by bit. In the end, I was quite happy with my own decoration. However, the frosting needs real improvement. It still not up to standard yet. The overall taste & look of the cake (from far) was pretty good! I'm very happy with this "production"!

These were the chocolate tarts that I made the day before. I made into three different tastes: Chocolate & Almond tartlets, Chocolate & Strawberry tartlets and Irish Creme Caramel Chocolate Tarts.


Honey Bee Sweets said...
November 28, 2008 at 6:05 PM

Wow, great looking Orange cake...looks really soft on the inside. So did you use Prima Flour Top flour? Any different from normal flour? Thanks!

thecoffeesnob said...
November 28, 2008 at 6:38 PM

The orange cake looks sooo good! I would pick citrus desserts over chocolate ones any day :)

Kitchen Corner said...
November 28, 2008 at 8:19 PM

Hi Jane,
Your orange cake looks very nice and yummy! I think we've been doing the same thing as I baked chocolate tart yesterday too :)

Passionate About Baking said...
November 29, 2008 at 10:42 PM

Hi Honey Bee Sweets,
I didn't use Top flour. :p I substitute it for cake flour though. Didn't wanna just buy top flour to make this cake.:p You can do the same too. It's really very soft using the chiffon method to bake cakes.

Hi Laureen,
Same for me too! I could never get tired of citrus desserts too! They are always so refreshing, anytime, anyday yah? ;)

Hi Grace,
Hmm...we seems to have a bit of "telepathy" after conversing so much! Maybe it's our Delonghi? ;)

Kitchen Corner said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Hi Jane,
Your orange cake looks very nice and yummy! I think we've been doing the same thing as I baked chocolate tart yesterday too :)

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