We had a spate of birthdays over Easter at work, so I was busy cake baking. Fiona and Mel were first up, and I made them an orange and blueberry layer cake.
The recipe is modified from the Marbled Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake in Sky High - Irresistable Triple-Layer Cakes by Alisa Huntsman and Peter Wynne. You can find the original recipe here. I have made the lemon version - you can see it here.
Changes which I made to the recipe were:
- using marmalade instead of blueberry jam for marbling and to sandwich the layers - unfortunately, you can't see the marbling at all because the jam is orange coloured, but it tasted delicious;
- using oranges instead of lemons in the batter;
- adding whole blueberries to the batter instead of blueberry jam; and
- icing the cake with orange glace icing instead of buttercream.
The top of the cake is decorated with gorgeous birds eggs (pastel candy coated chocolate eggs) and fudge writing.
The cake disappeared, so I assume it was a hit!