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    Soaked Orange Sponge

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 30 mins

    20 mins

    1 hrs 10 mins

    Norahs Girl's Note:

    A Lovely Citrusy Cake!

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    Cake

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    SOAKED ORANGE SPONGE

    SYRUP

    • 60 g sugar
    • 25 ml water
    • 1 orange, juice of
    • 1 lemon, juice of (if you want it more orangy substitute the lemon for a small orange)

    FILLING and TOPPING

    • 80 ml orange curd (recipe follows at end of cake recipe)
    • 250 ml cream, lightly whipped
    • crystallized orange slices (look pretty for a garnish)

    ORANGE CURD

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Grease or spray and baseline a 20cm round or square tin.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 190c (375f).
    3. 3
      ---------For the Sponge-------------.
    4. 4
      Place eggs,sugar,lemon and orange rinds in a bowl over simmering water.
    5. 5
      Whisk with an electric whiskfor about 8 minutes til the mixture is pale and creamy.
    6. 6
      Remove from the heat.
    7. 7
      Sift together the flours and fold in to the egg and sugar mixture along with the melted butter.
    8. 8
      Pour into pre-pared cake tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 40 minutes or til well risen.
    9. 9
      ---------------For the Syrup------------------.
    10. 10
      Place syrup ingredients in apan and heat gently til sugar dissoles.
    11. 11
      Bring to boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
    12. 12
      Spoon syrup over the cooked sponge and leave to cool in tin til cool.
    13. 13
      Turn cake out and split into 3 layers carefully.
    14. 14
      ----------FILLING---------------.
    15. 15
      Beat the orange curd and fold in the whipped cream.
    16. 16
      reserve a third and use the rest tofill the cake and also the sides and top.
    17. 17
      Spoon the reserved mixture and place in a piping bag and pipe rossettes on top of the cake and decorated with the crystallised fruit.
    18. 18
      ----------The Cake----------.
    19. 19
      Place rind and sugar in a bowl.
    20. 20
      In another whisk lemon juice together with the eggs,then pour this mixture over the sugar.
    21. 21
      Add the butter in little peices and place the bowl over a pan of simmering water.
    22. 22
      Stir frequently til thickened about 20 minutes.
    23. 23
      leave to cool.
    24. 24
      Store in fridge if not using for cake straight away.

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    Nutritional Facts for Soaked Orange Sponge

    Serving Size: 1 (1590 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3984.9
     
    Calories from Fat 1711
    42%
    Total Fat 190.1 g
    292%
    Saturated Fat 106.7 g
    533%
    Cholesterol 1957.0 mg
    652%
    Sodium 883.6 mg
    36%
    Total Carbohydrate 506.8 g
    168%
    Dietary Fiber 10.9 g
    43%
    Sugars 352.4 g
    1409%
    Protein 76.5 g
    153%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    oranges, rind of

    lemons, rind of

    orange curd

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