Tuesday, February 9, 2010

True Orange Genoise

This cake served three purposes : for the bake-through, the February bake-off and most importantly my husband's b'day cake. His b'day cakes are always decorated by our two kids. I make the cake, fill and crumb coat it, then hand it over to them. I have absolutely NO say in the matter.

It's the first time I made orange curd with Seville oranges. Actually it's the first time I ever made orange curd. Somehow, I always end up making lemon curd. All I can say is, the Seville orange curd is excellent. The flavour is very intense. I used only two oranges. Everything went pretty well with all the components except the cake itself. The height was only 1 1/2" as opposed to the 2" it was supposed to be. I would have started over again but didn't have the time to do so. 1 1/2" it is!
The cake was out of this world! Need I say more??????


  1. Lovely to see THE CAKE, Rozanne! Glad you all liked it, it looks scrummy!

  2. `sorry, forgot to put my name, Jeannette.

  3. Rozanne, what a great cake! Please tell your daughters, that as a connoisseur of children's decorating, I loved their creation.

    Happy Birthday to your husband- his birthday must be near mine, which was Tuesday.

    When I made Wondra genoise, I kept freezing my too-short layers, then making a new one with flour/cornstarch, which was baking up perfectly. Finally, after doing this three times, I asked about it on Rose's blog. I didn't get a response from her, but Bill said it bakes up shorter. Mine were 1 3/8" before trimming crusts, versus 1 3/4" for the flour/cornstarch.

    Now, what to do with all that genoise in my freezer???

  4. Carolita said...
    Rozanne, lovely cake!! Tell the girls that they did a fabulous job. So did you. Glad he had such a fine birthday.

    Julie, what about carving at least one of those genoise layers into a heart shape to produce the Taste of Heaven cake from TCB for Valentine's Day??? Or you could skip the dacquoise and just use up your genoise for the three layers. :)

  5. Thank you Jeannette, Julie and Carol.
    Happy belated b'day Julie and thank you for the info re Wondra. I'm so relieved to know I was not the only one.

  6. Happy b-day to your hubby. Such a cute idea to let the kids decorate the cake themselves!! They did a great job, and they should be very proud of themselves.


  7. Rozanne, Your cake looks so mouth watering! What a lucky husband to get such a beautiful BDay Cake, and decorated by your daughters to boot, just makes it all that more special.

  8. Rozanne, I love your cake and the fact that the girls decorated it. Yum, Yum!


  9. ButterYum, Darlene and Annie, thank you for your kind words :)

  10. Your orange curd looks so delicious! I'm envious that you had seville oranges--I couldn't find any where I live. Well done! :)

  11. Thank you Jill. By the way, I love your blog.


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