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For the Victoria Day I plan to make Victorian Orange Cake with Chocolate Glaze.
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Posted to Thread #1889 at 11:59 am on May 17, 2006
In Canada, the celebration of Victoria Day occurs every year on Monday, prior to May 25th. It is the official celebration in Canada of the birthdays of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. I think Queen Victoria would be amused by this cake.
Victorian Orange Cake with Chocolate Glaze
BY LUCY WAVERMAN
This heavy, moist, English-style cake is at its best after resting for 24 hours. I prefer it to a Christmas cake because it tastes so good! Springform pans come in odd sizes-anything from 9 to 10-inches (23 cm to 25-cm) will work.
Grated rind of 2 oranges
1 cup (250 mL) dried cranberries
1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter
2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
1 cup (250 mL) plain yogurt
1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice
1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) brandy
6 ounces (175 g) bitter
or semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter
1 tbsp (15 mL) corn syrup
1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C). Cut a round of parchment paper to fit the base of a well-greased and sugared 91/2-inch (23-cm) springform pan.
2. Process orange rind, cranberries and 2 tbsp (25 mL) sugar in a food processor until chopped. Reserve
3. In a large bowl or electric mixer, cream the remaining sugar and butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well.
4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Beat one third of flour into creamed mixture, half of yogurt, one third more flour, remaining yogurt and finish with remaining flour. Mix in the orange rind-cranberry mixture.
5. Spoon batter into springform pan. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
6. Remove the sides from the pan and replace the sides again while the cake is still hot. This is to make sure the cake is loosened from the sides so the syrup can drip down.
7. For orange syrup, in a small pan, heat the orange juice, sugar and brandy, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
8. Using the point of a skewer, make holes over the top of the cake. Pour on the syrup. Let sit for 24 hours before removing the sides of the pan.
9. For glaze place chocolate, butter and corn syrup in heavy pot on lowest heat. Stir occasionally until chocolate and butter are incorporated. Remove from heat, then allow to cool. With a spatula dipped in hot water, spread glaze over top and sides of cake.
10. Decorate with glazed cranberries and candied orange peel, if desired. Store cake at room temperature in a cake tin. The cake will keep for 2 weeks. Unglazed and sprinkled with icing sugar, it will keep for a month.
Makes one 9 1/2-inch (23-cm) cake
Other messages in this thread:
- 1889. For the Victoria Day I plan to make Victorian Orange Cake with Chocolate Glaze. - Sylvia - 11:59am on 05/17/06 (10)
- BTW, either Grand Marnier or Madeira are suggested to go along with the cake. [NT] - Sylvia - 12:17pm on 05/17/06
- Hey, I never thought of Vic Day as an excuse to eat cake. Thanks for the suggestion. [NT] - Marg CDN - 3:48pm on 05/17/06
- Marg, my pleasure! [NT] - Sylvia - 5:03pm on 05/17/06
- Purportedly - Sylvia - 5:19pm on 05/17/06
- Perportedly is the correct spelling. Duh! The above recipe is: The Queen's Chocolate Biscuit Cake [NT] - Sylvia - 5:27pm on 05/17/06
- OED agrees with your first spelling, "purportedly" :-) And the cake looks lovely! [NT] - ErininIsrael - 8:24pm on 05/17/06
- That word is perportedly spelled either way. <g> [NT] - Sylvia - 11:30pm on 05/17/06
- So....it can be spelled that way on perpose? Sorry, just couldn't resist ;o) [NT] - RuthAB - 11:48pm on 05/17/06
- meaning allegedly, ostensibly, from purport, v. Sorry, but I do this for a living. ;-) [NT] [LINK] - ErininIsrael - 8:50am on 05/18/06
- I get so confused! LOL! [NT] - Sylvia - 12:46pm on 05/18/06