No wonder when we have friends at home, my menu planning begins from deserts!! This cake was made as an experiment when my schoolfriend Minu came to visit us with her husband Amit and her adorable daughter Suhani. The cake in itself is super spongy and is low in fat. The custard layer was my idea to keep the cake moist and give it a pastry look while maintaining the low fat. The only place i went overboard was the Chocolate ganache. Since then this cake has been made many times and was polished off every time !! 'Baker's delight' you may say !!
The orange cake recipe is from a blog i love to follow Cakes and more by suma rowjee
Ingredients : Makes one 8-inch round cake
- 1 cup refined flour, sifted
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp grated orange zest
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
Whisk together yogurt, oil, orange zest and juice, egg, and vanilla in another bowl.
Fold in the wet mixture into the flour mixture. Mix well.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 30 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack.
Take a thread and cut the cake horizontally to make two layers.
Custard for layering
- 1 cup milk
- 3-4 tbsp custard powder
- 1 tbsp sugar
Procedure : Heat milk in a pan and add sugar.
Dissolve the custard powder in some water in a bowl.
Once the milk comes to a boil add the dissolved custard powder slowly while stirring continously. Let the milk thicken and then take off the burner to let it cool. Spread the custard between the cake layer.
- 1/2 cup chocolate
- 2-3 tbsp cream
- 3 tbsp milk
Procedure : Melt the chocolate in a microwave for 1 min or in a double boiler. Add cream and milk and mix well. Pour immediately on the cake otherwise the chocolatle will harden and the icing will not look smooth.
I used the remaining thick custard as icing for the cake and decorated with some orange flanks .
Happy baking and eating !!