Blogging Marathon# 33: Week 3/ Day 1
Theme: Eggless Cakes
Dish: Eggless Orange-Chocolate Cake with Orange Cream cheese Buttercream frosting
September & October are birthday months in my house. Both my kids are September born and my husband is October born. So when I saw the theme ‘Eggless Cakes‘ for this edition of BM, I knew I have to take it up to try new cakes to celebrate the birthdays.
For my son’s birthday which is exactly 15days after my daughter’s I knew I had to make a chocolate cake. I asked my son if he had any preference and he said he wanted a orange flavored chocolate cake. His latest favorite show is Pokemon and can talk about the characters for hours. So I made him a Orange-Chocolate Cake with Orange cream cheese-butter cream frosting and I tried to add one of the Pokemon characters in the frosting.
I found this eggless chocolate cake recipe @ Baker in Disguise blog and absolutely loved it. This is a very easy cake to make. Mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately, then mix them all together — no fuss, no mess recipe. And the final cake turned out very moist with a lovely crumb. It also held up to the frosting. I think I’ll be using this cake recipe a lot.
For the Orange Cream cheese Buttercream Frosting:
I am not a big fan of buttercream frosting. I think it is too cloyingly sweet and too heavy. But from my Wilton cake decorating class experience I learnt that to frost a cake with swirls or other decorations, the frosting needs a LOT of confectioners sugar so it can hold its shape. So if you want to be fancy and use icing tips to decorate your cake, then add more confectioners sugar. If you are only looking to frost it simply by spreading it over the cake, then use the lower quantity.
Also I find adding cream cheese to butter tames the buttery-ness and makes it a little tangy and less sweet. This is the similar to the chocolate cream cheese recipe I used on these cupcakes. Recipe from Glorious Treats.