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 . My family does not like sponge cake but I on the other hand love it very much . It’s more to the texture of the cake & the subtle flavour that they’re not keen off . They prefer rich buttery pound cake than chiffon or sponge cake . I was wondering that I can add more flavouring to enhance the taste & the orange syrup will do the trick too . My family might like it after all . I mean if they like to eat grainy polenta cakes, why not a cottony soft spongy cake ! So I’ve baked the full recipe of this cake & added 1 teaspoon of orange blossom water which I knew my family would love it . It turned out wonderfully with nice light , soft cottony texture & beautiful citrus-y flavour from the orange blossom . And the verdict was my family like it especially my boys whose amazed by how light & soft this cake was & can’t believed that it’s fat free too ! I did not make the frosting as I knew my family will not like it so I've substituted it with an orange syrup using organic oranges . 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
50 ml water
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