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Ooh it has been a while since I posted a Yellow Box recipe... That has more to do with the fact that I haven't taken photos of the recipe cards, rather than the fact that we haven't been Yellow Box-ing. Because we HAVE been Yellow Box-ing!
So here we have the Orange Cake! This cake was quite yummy. Either I cooked it for too long... or it was badly in need of a syrup... perhaps the first, because it was a bit dry. I hate a cake that is not quite cooked, so I think maybe I did err on the side of caution and cook this a bit long... (be careful not to do that, if you make this cake.)
This cake is a real old fashioned tea cake. It will keep for an age, I reckon. Maybe a week or more. I decided to fancy up the icing a bit, and added some Mandarin Zest, which gave it a nice lift. This glace icing is the sort that sets, so you can wrap it in cling film and the plastic won't stick to the top. I think that makes it a good cake to take to a friend's house, which I did. (The friend thought this cake was nice.)
While I was icing this, Ari told me too much icing is a bad thing, so I did not completely smother it as I usually do. He was quite mortified that I slowly tipped the icing on and let it flow volcano style. He thought I should spread the icing carefully. Hmm.
So what do you think? Too much icing a bad thing? Tip or spread? Is this a cake your Nan used to make?
NB :: More on Project Yellow Box here....