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...


Emiline said...

This cake is perfect for celebrating the seasonal citrus! I have a big bowl of oranges, right now.

miss jaime said...

this looks incredible! you are so talented!