Saturday, October 17, 2009

Halloween - The Spider Web Cake

Getting ready for Halloween? Here is the first "vintage" idea, still great fun though. I saw it on the net and used it last Halloween.
The cake I made is called "Orange Brasiliana".  I made the spider web using tempered white chocolate. The filling is just a thin layer of orange marmelade prevoiusly mixed with some brandy.
No recipe for the spider, sorry. It's real. :)

ORANGE BRASILIANA   recipe by  Ramona P.

Blend in the mixer:
a whole unpeeled orange (take out seeds first),
150 ml. of sunflower ( peanut or rice oil),
4 eggs,
200 g. of sugar (white or brown),
250 g. of self-raising flour.

Fold the batter in a 26/28 cm diameter cake tin and bake at 180° C for about 40/45 minutes. The cake is ready when the surface is golden brown.

While the cake is baking, make the orange syrup. Heat 200 ml. of orange juice together with 150 -200 g. of sugar, dipending on how sweet you like the syrup to be. Bring to the boil then simmer for a short time to obtain the syrup. Pour it on the cake when it is just out of the oven (still hot) after you have pierced  it with a skewer so that the syrup can moisten the inside of the cake.

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