Frosted orange sponge cakes
( SERVES 6 )
Photo by Tam West
I needed a sugar hit about 11am one day in Seville so stopped in at the Confiteria Los Angeles for a coffee and the cake that the following recipe is based on. If you want a 101 on how to make the sponge, watch my video here.
|115 g||Caster sugar|
|2||Oranges, finely grated zest from 1 orange, zest in long strips from the other|
|115 g||Flour, sifted|
|¼ cup||Candied peel, or crystallised orange, finely diced|
|300 ml||Cream, whipped|
|2 cups||Icing sugar|
|3 Tbsp||Orange juice|
|1 Tbsp||Orange flower water|
- Heat the oven to 200C. Line a large shallow ovenproof tray (about 25cm by 36cm) with baking paper
- Beat the eggs, sugar and finely grated zest until the creamy and pale. Add the flour and gently fold in.
- Pour on to the tray and gently smooth the top.
- Place in the oven for 10 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and cool. Turn out onto a board and cut 12 x 7cm diameter rounds with a cookie cutter (or cut into 7cm squares).
- Stir the crystallised orange or peel into the whipped cream. Spread 6 of the rounds with the cream and place the other 6 rounds on top. Smooth the edges of the cream filling so it is flush with the sponge rounds.
- Mix the icing sugar, juice and orange flower water so you have a thick but runny frosting.
- Ice each sponge cake generously with the frosting and sprinkle a little of the strips of orange zest. Refrigerate for 1 hour then serve.
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