Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Orange Frosted Sponge Cake


Hi, i am sure some of you had already seen this orange frosted cake at several blogs. Yes, we at The Home Bakers are back after taking a short break during the month of February. Currently we are baking from the book, Coffee Cakes by Lou Seibert Pappas and we are here at our 15th bake. For those of you who are interested to join the group, kindly contact Joyce from Kitchen Flavours

The method of making this sponge cake is quite similar to the normal sponge cakes that i know using egg separation method except that there isnt any oil in this recipe. Also as suggested by Lou, this sponge cake is baked in a tube pan or in my case, a 9 inch chiffon pan and not the usual round or square pan that we would normally use for making sponge cakes. I agree with the rest of the members who had already made this cake, it is soft even though i think i have deflated the egg whites a little. However i find that the cake is a little dry for me. Initially i only wanted to pipe a minimal amount of buttercream but after tasting the cake, i went ahead and did more icing to compensate for the dryness of the cake. That was much better ;)



As you can see, i didnt frost the cake, just started off with just little cream..
Please go over to Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House, the host of this 15th bake to get the full recipe. The only changes i made is i had reduced the sugar to 100gm, which i think you can still add a little bit more, also added some orange zest and did a simple orange buttercream using orange juice. You can also take a look at the rest of members with their orange frosted sponge cakes here

decided to 'ruin' the cake now with my lousy piping with more sweet stuff. Pardon my piping skills , as usual i dont know what i was piping !!! also excuse me for that missing piece..!
i just wanted more cream..i need to make my life more sweeter! LOL!

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  1. Good morning Lena,
    Your cake baked up high! Great idea with the piping, which you did very nicely, it is better than icing the whole cake, a messy job for me! Yeah, I find the cake a little dry too, but texture is so spongy soft. I think Kit's idea with the orange syrup will certainly takes care of the dryness a little. Nevertheless, the rest of the bakers like this cake very much!

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    1. yea..after eating the cake, then i remember kit's cake. LOL! or maybe can make a glaze or spray the cake with some cointreau :)

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  2. Hi Lena, your cake looks really soft and fluffy! I still don't have a chiffon or bundt pan so I will probably give this bake a miss. Don't think its gonna work in a normal pan.

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    1. yea..not sure but i think can..maybe in a 10inch/11inch pan, then invert the pan after baking..

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  3. Hi Lena.... you are so cute. LOL .... The cake looks good. tempt me to bake it . Maybe a glaze will be a better option I think .

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    1. yes, a glaze will help to moisten the cake. eh, why cute?? hehe..

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  4. I'm sure it is taste very good. Look at the cake rise so high, soft and fluffy texture as well.

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  5. Orange frosted sponge cake
    One Lena really can make
    Yea, looks soft and fluffy
    And must be good and tasty
    It would surely be great
    For our afternoon tea break

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    1. come come let's go for tea break
      dreamer welcome to bring along your abang adik
      meet you at 5pm, 999 jalan pendek
      you make teh tarik
      i bring orange sponge cake
      watch the clock, dont be late, dont be late!!

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  6. Love the height of your cake and envy you your piping which is pretty good, to me!

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    1. thanks emily, your square ones look very good too!!

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  7. Hey, the cake looks pretty with the piping. I'd love to have a piece!

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  8. Wah! Swee! Love how the sponge cake rises so nice and evenly. I need to bake my FIL birthday cake this weekend...maybe I should use this recipe? You said a bit dry, did the frosting help? I need to I've the cake anyway....✌

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    1. the frosting helps to make the cake easier to eat..haha! not exactly adding moisture to the cake. hey, i remember after fil's birthday, there are few more birthdays to come subsequently, am i right? you must be very busy soon!!

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  9. Lena, your cake turned out nicely and the frosting is not bad, mah? But I don't like dry cake lah. I think a little bit of oil is no harm.

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    1. yea,i would much prefer sponge cake with a little oil :)

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  10. Orange flavour cake, I like it. The piping looks good actually.

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  11. I just love your cake texture...so soft and spongy dear! Would you mind passing me a slice now ;)

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  12. Hmm...yumm.yumm...Happy Tuesday, Lena! What a nice cake. Beautiful texture. Have a lovely evening dear.
    Kristy

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    1. thank you , my dear! you hv a good week too !

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  13. At first I thought is a chiffon cake. Looks soft and pretty with the little frosting on top.

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  14. Lena, I bet that this cake was good enough to eat it plain without frosting! Cake texture is soft! Very pretty-looking cake!

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    1. actually the rest of the members who had made this cake liked it very much, not sure if i did something wrong here :)

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  15. Such a beautiful cake, looks great!

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    1. hi may, thank you for dropping by!

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  16. Oh wow, it looks really fluffy and soft!

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    1. hi daphne, thanks and hope you are coping well with your pregnancy!

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  17. That piped frosting looks really pretty , Lena ! A great addition to the already yummy cake ;D

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  18. Hi Lena! Your cake really looks like sponge! Especially the photo with the plan view. Nice!

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    1. you made me look at the photo again, yes, really like sponge!! LOL!

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  19. Hi Lena,

    I don't think you have ruined your cake... You have given it a frill dress... LOL!

    I remember Joyce mentioned that this cake is little dry for her. I must admit although this cake looks like chiffon cake, it tastes a little less fluffier than most chiffon cakes. Being low fat, I reckon mine is nice to eat especially with orange-scented yogurt... you know me being a health freak :D

    Zoe

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  20. I love a good sponge cake but odly enough I have never tried an orange flavored one! This looks amazing and a must make

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  21. I can tell how airy and light this chiffon cake...beautiful, Lena.

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  22. I always love a good sponge cake! Looks delicious!

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  23. Love sponge cake but am hopeless with it coz it always rises unevenly when I attempt baking it!

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  24. Lena, your sponge cake look light and airy like chiffon cake! I look this kind of cake, can eat as much as I want :)

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  25. Waa... I LOVE the top frosting! Mana lousy piping? I find it very cantik & lovely! Looks so soft airy & a very high cake too. ;)

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  26. Your sponge is so fluffy and delightful, Lena. Your piping is perfect to me...you did a great job:)

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  27. Hi Lena,
    Good work, you have a very nice cake, good piping skill. Love it.

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  28. your sponge cake look yummy with the additional of cream..

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  29. Lena, dry or not send it over. I want to taste it! Your pipping looks good and takes the presentation to the next level..well done.

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  30. Hi Lena, your cake look cottony soft. Your piping skill look ok mah.... random piping can turn into nice deco too. Best regards.

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