I have updated this post with pictures and sadly the blog from which it was adopted is not updated anymore.
I know, I know, its been a long absence. I have been very busy with my cake decorating orders and if you want to have a look at them, check my Flickr album here. It was very hectic, 3 large cakes and 40 decorative cupcakes in a week. I was in my kitchen most of the time but it is really a source of contentment. Nothing can beat the fulfillment of passion. Lot of lessons are learnt with each cake and the more you practice, the better you get. I am still learning and I am loving each bit of it.
How do you thicken Orange Glaze?
- 3 Eggs
- 1 cup Sour Cream or Yogurt*
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil**
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- zest of 2 oranges
- 1 1/2 cup Flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the Soaking Syrup
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
For the Orange Glaze
- 1 cup Icing Sugar
- 2 tablespoon Orange Juice
For the Cake:
Prepare a loaf pan, 8x3 inches is recommended size.
Grease well with butter and lightly dust with flour.
Do this properly since the cake has no butter and it might get stick.
Place a parchment or baking paper at the bottom to be sure that it doesn't stick.
Add all ingredients in a food processor except flour and process until mixed well.
Add in flour and pulse gently until just mixed.
Alternately, you can repeat the above process with a hand-beater.
Pour the batter in prepared pan and level it.
Bake for about an hour at 325 F for 35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Wait for 10 minutes before turning it out on the plate.
For the Syrup:
Heat both together until sugar is dissolved for about 5 minutes and the syrup is clear.
Cool it and pour over warm cake to soak.
For the Orange Glaze:
Mix together powdered sugar and juice until uniform glaze is obtained. Don't thin it out, just warm it slightly if its too thick.
Glaze the cake if using.
* you can use normal full fat yogurt or even greek yogurt.
** You can use combination of extra virgin olive oil and any other mild tasting vegetable oil