Monday, September 23, 2013

Primrose Bakery Orange Cake


On Friday last week, one guy in our office had a birthday, and another was having his last day before starting a new job.  From my perspective, this was a perfect opportunity to make cake!

I didn't want to buy special ingredients, so I chose my cake based on what I already had readily available in the house.  I landed on the Primrose Bakery Book's Orange Cake.  You can find the recipe online here

Don't be put off by "golden caster sugar" - I just used plain old white sugar; or "self raising flour" - I never buy it anymore and just convert my plain flour to self raising flour using this conversion

I was almost not going to make the glaze and just use buttercream, but believe me, it was worth it and not very time consuming to make both the buttercream and the glaze: 


You end up with different textures and flavours which add interest to the lovely buttery orange cake.

The cake was a hit, even if the birthday boy was away on the day and missed out.  It is definitely a "keeper". 

6 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Nigella uses golden caster sugar. I don't think I've ever seen it here! I wonder if it is that different?

Johanna GGG said...

I always think golden caster sugar is similar to raw sugar but I don't think I have ever seen it.

I still have SR flour but use it less and less - but it makes me feel nostalgic

lovely cake - orange cake seems so cheery and so does your decoration

Kayte said...

I have never heard of golden sugar so I will have to do a search for that and read up on it...always learning something new here. The cake is lovely in texture and so pretty to look at.

Blond Duck said...

So cute! You should open a bakery!

dentistvschef said...

What a lucky friend of you..
the cake looks fluffy!
btw, i didn't like the glazed cake since it means i need to put it in a dessert plate, what a hectic serving...
i like to eat it with bare hand LoL

Kari said...

What a lovely cake - it looks so fluffy and light but I imagine it's still decadent with the topping and middle icing layer. Perfect for a birthday!