Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Coffee Orange Cake

BM # 32 Week 1
Theme: Baking
Cooking with alphabets "C"

4th of September is a special day in my life.Special days are generally celebrated with cakes and since a cake fitted in my baking theme for the first week , I was so glad. Well today is dad's birthday.He is physically not with us any more, but yet I can feel his presence and this cake is a ode to him.God Bless his soul.

This is a vanilla based cake and its filled with orange segments and orange squash.Since we are not vanilla fans, I decided to frost it with coffee.The combination is truly mind blowing.

I garnished the cake with candied orange , which tasted awesome.

Basic Vanilla Cake
140 gms all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
60 ml butter or oil
200 ml condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
Seive the flour,baking powder and baking soda.
Mix condensed milk,butter, vanilla essence and 75 ml water and beat.
Add the flour and beat well.
Bake in a preheated oven at 200 deg for the first 10 minutes and then reduce the temperature to 150 deg and bake for another 10 minutes.
Check with a toothpick, it should come out clean.
Invert on a wire rack to cool.

Soaking Syrup
2 tbsp orange squash, diluted with water 

3/4 cup peeled and chopped orange segments
2 tb sp orange rind
1/4 cup whipped cream
Mix the chopped orange segments to the cream.
Add the rind .

1 3/4 cups whipped cream
2 tb sp coffee powder (one can adjust this according to one's taste)
While whipping the cream add the coffee powder and mix well.
The cream that I used was already sweet, how ever if your cream is not sweet you could add icing sugar.

Assembling the Cake
Slice the cake horizontally into two.
Sprinkle the soaking syrup on both the sides.
Spread the filling.
Sandwich the cake with the top piece.
Frost the cake with the coffee frosting.
Garnish with candied oranges and mint leaves.

Candied Oranges
1 orange, sliced
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
Boil water and sugar, let boil for a 2-3 minutes.
Add the slices.
Let cook till the liquid reaches a thick syrup consistency and the oranges are translucent.
Let cool.
Remove them on a waxed paper and let dry.
The sugar syrup can be used to flavor some puddings or desserts.

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  1. An very delicious and prefect delight for letter C dear:) looks super moist yummy :)lovely presentation !!

  2. Fabulous cake with flavor of coffee and orange.. can feel it,

  3. I am sure your dad would have been happy to see that cake. Happy birthday to him, dear!

  4. Very touching post,happy birthday to dad, eventhough he is not with u,am sure you will have all his love and blessings..

    Gorgeous cake,beautifully decorated..I want a slice.

  5. Looks absolutely stunning Vaishali..very lovely cake. love the toppings as well..:)

  6. OMG, that cake looks absolutely fabulous. Orange & Coffee combination sounds interesting.. I wish I could get a slice of it :-)

  7. Wonderful coffee orange cake ! I just want a slice...

  8. Looking at the cake I can smell the coffee and the freshness of the oranges. Thank you for another eggless recipe.

  9. You know how much I love coffee and orange and coffee is a superb combo.Am gona try this after this BM.Pics are awesome VAishali...
    And a very nice way to remember dad :)

  10. Such a simple and elegant presentation. Combination sounds decadent. :)

  11. cake looks so beautiful the way you have adorned it with the flowers

  12. I am sure your dad would shower with you blessings Vaishali ji.. This cake is awesome!!


  13. A beautiful cake dedicated to the best man in life... may God bless his soul!

  14. The entire cake along with the icing, filling and topping sounds delicious. Your father would surely be very proud..

  15. Feel like to have apiece from there yummmm looks so soft and delicious

  16. what a beautifully made cake, superb vaishali, i am drooling and lvoed the decoration..., wish your dad a happy birthday, i m sure he is happy where ever from...

  17. I am sure your dad will be happy to see this!!Cake looks stunning and love the toppings....awesome

  18. Just wow so good what a combination orange and coffee oh yumm lucky dad can I have one slice too plz???

  19. Wow,how beautiful !!!
    It must be delicious.
    I have make cakes before,but it is too ugly,so I gave up.

  20. Lovely cake! Love the candied orange as garnish!

  21. This looks so beautiful Vaishali! Love the way you've iced the cake, the candies orange slices and that pretty chocolate bow. How did you make that? Must try making candies orange too

  22. Very beautifully presented. I can do away without the coffee part.

  23. My wishes to Dad wherever he is! This is great way to celebrate a birthday. I love this cake and the fillings and the frosting. Has me drooling.Its so beautiful love the orange plates too.
    Wish i could get a slice of it. :D