Orange Cake

Originally posted to Instagram October 10,2020

Today is my grandmothers birthday so I made an Orange cake but instead of telling you about it here is a few facts about Kathryn.

  1. Before she became a nurse she made curtains for people and worked as a Birthday Party Clown
  2. She is who I inherited my weak ankles from
  3. She was a fan of cooking with curry
  4. Her Drinks of choice were Coffee, Caffeine free Diet Coke and Rum and Coke
  5. She had a large collection of frog themed items

Orange Cake
3 eggs, yolks and whites separated
2/3c shortening
1 1/2c sugar
2c cake flour, sifted
1Tbs baking powder
1tsp salt
1c orange juice

Combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl beat together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Mix in egg yolks.Add in 1/3 of the flour mix then 1/3 of the orange juice, continuing to alternate until all mixed in. In a clean bowl beat egg whites to stiff peaks and gently fold egg whites into the cake batter. Divide into two 8inch greased and floured cake rounds lined with parchment paper. Bake at 400 for 20-25min

Orange cream Icing
1/4c butter or margarine
2 tbsp. flour
1/4c orange juice
1 1/2 -2 1/2 powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. orange zest

Melt butter and add in orange juice and flour. Simmer for 1 minute, whisking constantly. Mixture may curdle but that’s fine. Remove from heat and Let mixture cool. Add in 1 1/2 c powdered sugar for a pourable icing or 2 1/2 cups for a spreadable frosting. Double for a layer cake

Sugared Orange or Lemon Peel
The peel of 5 large or 13ish Lemons, Cut into strips
3c sugar
3Tbs corn syrup
1 1/4c water

Boil orange peel for 10 minutes, two times.
In a sauce pan put the water, corn syrup and 2 1/2c of the sugar. Bring to a boil, turn on low heat and simmer for 20min. Add in the peel and simmer for 15 more minutes. Place candied peel on a cooling rack and let dry for 1hr. Toss in sugar and transfer to a wax or parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

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