When I was gearing up for the baking competition this past weekend, I came across a recipe for orange cake on one of my favourite blogs, Eating Out Loud. I had the oranges all ready to make it, but just completely ran out of time. So the oranges sat, kind of forgotten about and sad for the rest of the weekend while I took a much needed break from the kitchen. Yesterday I was craving dessert, and seeing how I hate wasting food and the recipe looked simple, I decided to give it a go. My expectations couldn’t have prepared me for how absolutely DELICIOUS this cake was going to be. Its light and airy while still being so incredibly moist and flavourful. The glaze has just the right amount of citrusy sweetness.
You can find the recipe here on Allen’s website Eating Out Loud. I baked my cake in a 10 inch tube pan for approximately 50 minutes and it came out perfect. You will notice a lack of zest in my cake compared to Allen’s, this is because Mr. BotC isn’t a fan of citrus zest so I omitted it from the frosting and only put about a tsp in the cake. I would recommend using the full amount to get an extra punch of orange flavour, but its still fantastic cut back if you too have something not fond of zest.
Thank you Allen so much for this recipe, I will be making this again for sure!