Wednesday, 22 February 2012

'Orange Cake Suzette' - well it was Pancake Day !!

Every where I looked yesterday - papers, tv, twitter - reminded me that it was Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday officially !! Then I remembered I saw someone on television last week making Crepe Suzette and this idea sprung to mind - a moist, boozy orange cake - hence Cake Suzette !! Look what I found at the back of the cupboard ...... Orange Jelly Slices .... takes me back to childhood !! so retro !!

250g Soft butter
250g Caster sugar
3 eggs (large)
250g Self raising flour
Zest 1 Orange
Juice of 1/2 Orange
2 tsps Orange extract

300ml Double Cream
60 ml Cointreau
Zest 1/2  Orange
Dessertspoonful Caster Sugar

Thin cut Marmalade

300g Icing Sugar
Enough Juice from Orange to make a dropping consistancy


Preheat oven to 190 o C / 180 o C fan.

Grease and line 2 cake sandwich tins.

Cream butter and sugar until really light and fluffy.
Add eggs and beat well.
Add zest, juice and extract and then fold in the flour. 
Divide the mix between the 2 tins and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until risen and golden.
Allow to cool and then turn out on to a rack.

Whip cream,sugar,cointreau and zest to form peaks.
Split the 2 cakes and fill with marmalade, then sandwich them together with the cream.
Make up the icing and spread over the top.
Decorate with the jelly oranges  !!!

Really Orangey and Boozy !!