Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dim Sum Sunday ~ Citrus

For this week's Dim Sum Sunday, we baked a Three Layer Orange Cake.

Yummy!

Our cake came out good, moist with just a hint of orange, and layered with a tangy orange filling. The cream cheese icing was nice and tart, a good compliment to the cake.

All together, it turned out to be very good. I think if we were to make it again, we'd maybe try a lemon version.

For more of this week's citrus fun head on over to The Karmic Kitchen.


21 comments:

Big Shamu said...

OK this is too funny, you went where MS avoided. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Man that looks good. Who got the first slice and who got to lick the bowl?

Happy Dim Sum Sunday!!!

Dani said...

Cake really is the last thing we need...:)

Elizabeth got the first slice. And she LOVED it!

Happy DSS Shamy!

Big Shamu said...

I'm thinking we should have a Kid's Dim Sum Sunday. Put them to work.

Island Rider said...

That looks fabulous! Will you post the recipe please?

Boxer said...

Oh.Good.Lord.

I think I'm in love.

Making Space said...

Oh my gawd!!! I'm so glad I ate the salad, and Shamu is right, this is much more what I initially had in mind. So glad I can at least fantasize a great dessert. Yum! Anyway, since I ate the salad I can have a leeetle piece, no? Hoping...

Making Space said...

I want to clarify that I'm glad I ate my salad because it leaves room for THAT CAKE. In case there was any doubt... I say, lunging at the cake.

Dani said...

Shamy, that's a great idea!

Cathy, the filling and icing came from a recipe on Epicurious. It's the Triple-Layer White Cake with Orange Curd Filling. For the cake itself we used a recipe from one of our books here at the house. Any white cake recipe will do, just and add a little orange extract.

Boxer, hehehe. We're good as long as we don't think about how bad it is for us. :)

MS, you can have as much cake as you want girlfriend!

Granny Annie said...

That cake makes me want to literally dive right into the middle and devour every crumb!

LaDivaCucina said...

OH. MY. GOD. What are you doing to me girl?! sheesh! Two layers not enough for ya, huh?! Haha! I think using lemon would be divine. Meyer lemon, even better! And LURVE the little nasturtium flowers! (did you know they are edible? Very nice, peppery flavor, put a few in salads along with the smaller, tender leaves, kind of like watercress)

Made my gal pal Fifi an orange cake after she had her first born and brought it to hospital. Spiked it with Gran Marnier. She loved it. Newborn baby, not so much! DOH! We never even thought about the liquor/breastfeeding aspect. I told this story to the "baby" when he came to visit me a few months ago as we were sitting in a bar together. HE's now 21!!!!

Lovely job girl, Happy DSS!

Big Shamu said...

Dang, I see I'm having as much competition for your cake as I am with your Hairy Armpit Embroidery.

Dani said...

You Go Granny! ;)

Diva, ha! Yah, breastfeeding does come with a whole new set of food rules that one has to follow.

We keep having citrus tree talks, and I think I'm leaning towards getting the Meyer lemon.

Shamy, if this cold weather keeps going on down here, you're gonna be getting a whole mailbox full of embroidered stuff.

I want my Florida sun back dammit!

Floridacracker said...

It looks hugely delicious!

Anonymous said...

wow, that sure looks like alot of work.

Dani said...

Stop lurking on your wife's blog and get back to work! ;)

Buzz Kill said...

That is mile-high cake. I like the colors in it too. Any higher and you'd need a permit to put that thing up! Do you have orange trees at your place and did you use them here? When the Mrs' grandparents had a place in Vero and they grew grapefruit. They'd give us boxes full to take back on the plane with us and they were the best. It'd be cool to grow fruit trees in your back yard.

Native Mom said...

recipe please!

Dani said...

Buzz, we don't have any planted in the ground just in big pots. But there has been talk lately of putting one in the front yard.

There's a house in our neighborhood that has a star fruit tree, which is really cool.

Native Mom, the recipe is from epicurious. It's called Triple-Layer White Cake with Orange Curd. We didn't use their cake recipe cause people where unhappy with how dry it was.

chickory said...

i love it. and, just what i expected from a florida girl! lovely.

LaDivaCucina said...

OMG, I just did a close up of your cake...BIG MISTAKE! And I see now those are NOT nasturtium but pansies!

I wanted to tell you that I thought of another savory citrus pairing: fennel and orange or blood orange in a salad. Very crispy and refreshing combo. Is your fennel all done now?

Anonymous said...

What timing!!I'm starving and I see thisbeautiful cake, full screen-right in my face.LOL. Great presentation kiddo- could I have two servings? Love you bunches mom