Since buying my stand mixer a few weeks ago I have started doing more baking and I am trying to perfect my sponge cakes. This mixer is great its die cast steel and very sturdy and quiet.
Today I have made an orange sponge with orange butter cream filling, unfortunately someone got to the cake before I could take a photo so it has a chunk missing!
I used a basic Victoria sponge recipe and added the grated rind and juice of a valencia orange as follows:-
175g sr flour
175g caster sugar
175g soft butter or margarine
3 medium eggs
1 tsp baking powder
grated rind of one valencia orange
juice the orange and use about three quatres in the sponge
I put all my ingredients into my mixer and mixed thoroughly, I poured the mixture into two sandwich tins lined with greaseproof paper.
Cook on 180 for 20 mins in a fan oven
For the filling I used a basic buttercream mix and added 2 table spoons of the remaining juice to the mix.
Once the cake was cooled i spread it with the buttercream, dusted the top with icing sugar and thats it done.
Buttercream ingredients were from memory
60g butter or margarine
130g icing sugar
2 tbsp orange juice
Put all into the mixer and mix on high. Now, its not to Mary Berry standard but it is yummy.
The sponge is light with a hint of orange and the added juice in the butter cream is yummy.
Try it and see for yourself.