Wednesday, 30 September 2009

ICCHFC - Week 7: Orange marshmallow cake

For Week 7 Hannah produced an orange marshmallow cake. I'm pretty sure that people voted because no-one could conceive how marshmallows and orange could come together in a cake form (well that's why I voted anyway!)

The cake itself was light but didn't have a strong taste of orange. It turns out that marshmallow icing is AMAZING. It is definitely something I shall think about using myself in the future.

Hannah's Orange Marshmallow Cake - taken from Fast Cakes by Mary Berry

100g margarine
100g caster sugar
100g self-raising flour
1 level tsp baking powder
2 eggs
grated rind 1 orange
75g marshmallows
175g icing sugar, sieved
approx, 3 tbsp warm orange juice

1. Heat the oven to 180C; grease and line an 8" loose-bottomed tin.
2. Put all the cake ingredients in a bowl and mix for 2-3 minutes, then pour into the tin.
3. Bake for 50 minutes or until risen and golden-brown.
4. While the cake is cooking, cut the marshmallows in half horizontally with scissors.
5. As soon as the cake is cooked, put the marshmallows on top of the cake, cut side down. Leave in the tin until cold.
6. Blend the icing sugar and orange juice.
7. Remove the cake from the tin. Pour the icing over the top - it will run into the cracks in the marshmallow and slightly down the sides.

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