Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Orange Sandwich Cake

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

This recipe is for a Orange Sandwich Cake. It's a citrusy take on the classic Victoria sandwich. I love the flavour of oranges, and so try to put it in anything I can! If you're an orange fan too then check out my Terry's Chocolate Cupcakes, my Chocolate Orange Self-Saucing Pudding or my Pound Cake with Orange Glaze!



A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Butter
2. Light Brown Sugar
3. Eggs
4. Oranges
5. Baking Powder
6. Self-Raising Flour
7. Caster Sugar
8. Icing Sugar


Bismillah, let's bake!

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4 (180C).


Grease and line two sandwich cake tins.



Place eight ounces (225 grams) softened butter into a large mixing bowl.



Add seven ounces (200 grams) light brown sugar.



Beat well with a wooden spoon.



Take four eggs.



Whisk each egg in, one at a time.



Add the zest of two oranges.



Throw in one teaspoon baking powder.



Finally, add eight ounces (225 grams) self-raising flour.



Mix until just combined.



Divide the mixture between the prepared tins, and smooth out.



Bake in the preheated oven at Gas Mark 4 (180C) for 25 minutes or until risen and golden brown.



Allow the cakes to cool in the tin for five minutes, and then remove onto plates, and allow to cool completely.



Next, make the orange glaze, place one ounce (25 grams) caster sugar and the juice of two oranges into a small saucepan.



Stir on a low heat until the sugar has dissolved, and then boil until reduced by half. Set aside.



Next, to make the orange buttercream, place five ounces (150 grams) softened butter into a mixer. You could do this by hand too.



Beat the butter for two minutes until creamy.



Add ten ounces (300 grams) sifted icing sugar to the butter.



Beat the butter and icing sugar together until well combined.



Add the zest of two oranges, and stir well.



To assemble the cake, take one of the cooled sponges.



Brush the sponge with orange sugar glaze.



Spread the sponge with some of the buttercream.



Place the second sponge on top.



Brush the second sponge with the orange glaze.



Spread the rest of the buttercream on top.



Decorate with fresh orange peel, and serve with tea or coffee!

Wasalaam!

2 comments

  1. I've never had a victoria sponge with oranges before - I've always opted for the strawberry kind. But this looks really delicious I'll need to give it a try :)

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    1. It was really delicious .. It had a fresh but creamy taste! Let me know what you think :)

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