Monday, January 21, 2008
Happy Birthday Kookybites...take 2
One of Steve's requests for his birthday was Chocolate & Zucchini's Orange Ginger cake. I made this a year ago (in my pre-blog days) for an office party, and held a slice back for Steve. He loved it, and has been asking for it again every since. So, to grant his birthday request, I made this on Sunday.
This cake is a process, boiling the oranges and all, but nothing too hard to tackle on a Sunday afternoon. Because you are using the entire orange in the puree - peel and all - the cake is more of a bitter orange flavor rather than light and citrus, and is balanced by the spiciness of the ginger.
I have one more cake planned - a fondant-covered monstrosity - for a party this weekend, and then we'll call Steve's birthday celebration officially over! He'd better not expect this royal treatment every year...