Hellooo! Happy Friday!!
I’m very excited to be able to share my Studio Cake Saturdays cake today!
I am a big, big fan of baking : ) For Christmas I got lots of baking themed gifts including a beautiful red shiny mixer *swoon* and a lovely baking book called A Year of Cake by The Clandestine Cake Club. I chose to bake an Orange Sunshine Cake cake out of this book for my Studio Cake Saturdays.
My bake was the last day of spring term and in my book it said that this cake celebrated the beginning of the school holidays so I thought it was a perfect fit. Also the cake is covered in sweets. Win.
The recipe suggests this be a gluten free cake but I didn’t want to do that so I just substituted with regular flour. I’ve made a few gluten free cakes but I always find they end up gritty. Maybe I’m not sing the right flour – any flour suggestions would be welcomed!
170g unsalted butter
170g plain flour
Grated zest of 2 oranges
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp baking powder
Red, orange and yellow sweets to decorate
140g icing sugar
2-3 tbsp orange juice
My baking tips are:
* Always sieve your flour – I do it 3 times!
* Add eggs REALLY slowly
* Always use salted butter.
The recipe suggests you use Jelly Tots to decorate – which looks completely beautiful in the book.. But Jelly Tots are so hard to find!! Tooting had none. So because it was nearly Easter I decorated with Jelly Baby Bunnies – which tasted lovely but looked nothing like bunnies!! The book also suggested you serve the cake with ice cold home made lemonade. The dream. So I took a bottle of cloudy lemonade in and we drank that with our cake.
Thanks for reading!