Friday, August 31, 2018

Cake with nuts and orange frosting

I come back today with the recipe of this cake that I've bake for New Year Eve, Cake with nuts and orange frosting, my family loved it and I thought you might as well. So here I am with the video recipe for this homemade cake and you can find down below the ingredients and all the steps that you need in order to prepare this cake.

Sponge cake
9 egg whites
300 gr roasted nuts
a pinch of salt
80 gr flour
225 gr sugar
zest from a lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 sachet (10 gr) vanilla sugar
9 yolks
a pinch of salt
300 gr butter
225 gr sugar
vanilla extract
orange zest
fresh juice from 6 oranges (aprox 350 ml fresh juice)
100 ml water
100 gr sugar
2 oranges - sliced and can be used for decoration

Sponge cake
- Walnuts baked in the oven chop them with food processor and mix with flour and baking soda
- Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt and with the caster sugar and the vanilla, added gradually
- In the stiff meringue add lemon zest and lemon juice for it to remain firm
- Incorporate dry ingredients into the meringue and combine slowly in three stages
- Preheat oven to 180 gr C and prepare the cake tray (pan diameter 22 cm) coat the base with baking paper and brush edges with butter
- Pour batter into tray and bake in hot oven for 40-45 minutes, enough to pass the test with toothpick, and let it cool in oven
- When the sponge cake is completely cooled can be slice into two or three parts/sliced.

-Squeeze oranges from juice, and take the zest from one of them
- Mix the yolks with a pinch of salt and sugar on hot steam bath
- Stir continuously until the sugar almost is dissolved
- Add orange zest, vanilla and fresh squeezed orange juice
- Continue mixing until the mixture thicken slightly, and if it coat the spoon and trace a line the with one finger and the edges remain separate, the frosting is ready.
- Take it off the heat and let it come to room temperature
- Cream the butter and add the egg mixture gradually, one spoon at the time, until the two are completely mixed
-  kept it in the refrigerator until the cake is ready to assembly

- Boil together water and sugar
- Oranges cut into thin slices after they were washed and boil in the syrup until tender
- Cool it down before use

Assembling the cake
- The frosting sits between the sheets of cake, and dress the cake in the same delicious frosting
- Moist the sheets of cake with cooled syrup
- I decorated the cake with ground nuts and orange slices cooked in syrup
- Keep the cake in the refrigerator at least 3 hours before being served

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