Friday, March 8, 2013

Orange Blossom Sponge Cake With Orange Syrup





I’m really excited for our 15th bake at the The Home Bakers event as we’re baking a fat free / guilt free cake aka sponge cake .  Mimi of Mimi Bakery House has selected an orange frosted sponge cake & it’s an awesome choice as now it’s orange season .  THB is organized by  Joy of Kitchen Flavour & we will be baking every single recipe from Lou Seibert Pappas ‘s cookbook - Coffee Cakes .   For full recipe please do hop over to Mimi .  And for more of this lovely bake from THB members HERE





Joke Of The Day - When I told my sons that  I was baking a sponge cake, my sons broke into laughter & said “ You mean a spongebob cake??” I was like “ Huh?!! What?” . My youngest son said “ You know, Sponge Bob the cartoon !” LOL  I didn’t see that coming !  



For full recipe of this citrus sponge cake HERE

I've added 1 tsp of orange blossom water in the batter & made an orange syrup for the topping .

To make orange syrup:

2 organic oranges / few slices for topping deco
200g sugar
50 ml water 

Directions: 

Combined all ingredients in a saucepan & let it simmer for 3 mins . Then add in orange slices & simmer another 3 mins . Let to cool a bit before pouring over cake .




Happy Woman's Day 


30 comments:

  1. Hi Kit...yes, a very soft citrus cake. My 2nd attempt to.get it perfect. We all loved tis cake too!!! Your sponge cake is perfectly soft as well... love the orange syrup..wat a great idea:)

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  2. Kit, your cake is gorgeous! I love the orange slices on top. Looks soft and spongy.

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  3. Hi Kit! Light and soft! Yummy... Fat free is a real bonus!

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  4. Hi Kit, you must have a huge garden with hundreds of different flowers. I think I've seen different flowers on your blogpost everytime. Hehe. You also have very nice plates and tableware. ;)

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  5. Hi Kit
    You cake very beautifully baked and I like you put the orange slices on top to decor it. Just lovely. Love to have a slice now....mmmmm....

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  6. I love orange too! Your sponge look so pretty with the orange slices and syrup on top. :)

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  7. Love the height of your cake and the substitute of syrup glaze instead of frosting, Lovely pictures as usual.

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  8. ooh orange syrup...what a brilliant idea!! Also, it looks really pretty with those orange slices over the top. Love your cake!!

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  9. What a lovely looking cake Kit, just the thought of an Orange Blossom Sponge Cake makes me feel like Spring is just around the corner here in PA. Of course, a nibble would certainly confirm it:)

    I can see my grandson having the same reaction if I were to tell him I was baking a sponge cake. First he would be in shock because I rarely bake but he sure would be excited at the thought of Sponge Bob either having a nibble or being the guest of honor:)

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  10. Kit..your sponge cake is so perfect! Tall, spongy with the right airy texture. I tried making sponge cake and each time, fail miserably. I tried making it 3x ok! It didn't rise at all. Although it is spongy but if there's a contest to make the shortest spongecake, I'd be the winner.. Maybe sponge cakes and me don't get well together but I'm very determine to continue making it until I succeed..muahahhahha!

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  11. Hi Kit,
    Wow, your cake looks so good with the orange slices and syrup over it! I never thought of making the syrup, it is perfect with the slightly dry texture of the cake! Love it!
    And beautiful flowers!

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  12. A gorgeous recipe. I do love the orange syrup addition. I have made something similar recently. Yum!

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  13. Sponge cake looks so soft and moist! Nice orange syrup to top!

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  14. Your sponge cake looks so soft and fluffy! I like the flavor combinations!

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  15. Whoa! I love how you decorate the cake with those glazed sliced orange. Lovely!

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  16. Kit , adding the orange syrup is great ! Makes the sponge cake moist and flavorful :D Your cake looks pretty yummy esp with that orange slices on top !

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  17. looks like everyone has good reviews on the cake and i just read the tips section this evening. This must be really good, i will be making mine soon :)

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  18. Beautiful cake. Just right for spring tea party.

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  19. Hi, Kit, I think it's a gender thing, not very often we find guys like sponge or chiffon cakes but it's amazing to find that how successfully was this cake to win the heart of the 2 young men in your family!

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  20. Hi Kit, I love both sponge and pound cakes, your cake looks delicious and I love the orange slices deco on top!

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  21. Hi Kit,

    Your sons are so funny linking this cake with Spongebob! My son and I are Spongebob fans and can relate this cake much with Spongebob... On the other hand, I think your sons are right. Your cake looks very soft, spongy with nice golden colour... Look a little bit like Spongebob :D

    Zoe

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  22. Hi Kit, I love the orange slices and syrup on your cake... your cake looks so beautifully fluffy.

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  23. Hi kit , love you citrus sponge cake and the way you decorated it. Beautiful!!!!

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  24. This is so pretty, I love the oranges on the top!

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  25. This sponge (Bob) cake looks so beautiful! Kit, you're really amazing!

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  26. This cake looks so light, airy, and very delicious!

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  27. wow Look at the crumb! So smooth, light and fine!

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  28. One of the prettiest cakes I've seen in a long time...and the sponge looks soooo light!

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  29. Hi Kit, this cake sure look very delicious and beautiful. Very well baked, I love the orange scent. Great to go with coffee. YUMMY!

    Your son is so cute, thanks for sharing the jokes with us.
    Have a wonderful day ahead,regards. Hugs and love to you.

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