Sunday, 4 March 2012

Orange and Passion fruit Cake

Today I planned my summer holiday. It made me dream of a beach – scorching sand that gets everywhere, paddling and swimming in the sea. I imagined exploring a new city with my friends – shopping, eating, seeing, sampling. It reminded me of sunny days – when its warm and you wear flip flops instead of boots, T-shirts without coats. This tropical cake properly transported me and made me feel like I was already there. Only three months to wait!DSCF8979This loaf cake is from Edd Kimber’s (Great British Bake Off series 1 winner) new book, The Boy Who Bakes. The sponge is like a pound cake, dense and full of orange citrus flavour. The cake is also soaked with an orange sugar syrup which helps keep it really moist and heightens the flavours. My favourite part of the cake, however, was the passion fruit icing. Ahhh. I’ve spoken before about my love of passion fruit and this icing was just pure passion fruit flavour – bright and tropical and summery and zingy and aromatic: I could go on! For me, it completely made the cake and took it to a whole new level.DSCF8976If you are sick of the grey weather, and are loving the start of March and the gradual arrival of spring then this is the cake for you. Just don’t be like me and be impatient, causing you to put the icing on whilst the cake is still faintly warm – melting the icing a tad and causing a cake-stand covered in icing instead of the actual cake… Cut yourself a generous slice, close your eyes and dream of the Caribbean!DSCF8990

9 comments:

Kezia said...

I've been wanting to make that very cake for quite a while now - The Boy Who Bakes is a great cook book isn't it? Looks so tasty:)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great loaf! Those flavors are just heavenly.

Three months pass very fast! ;-)

Cheers,

Rosa

Jo said...

I saw this cake on another blog recently and it looks so good. This might have to be the next recipe I try from Edd Kimber's book.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

What a beautiful combination of flavors - simply perfect!
Mary x

Faith said...

I love the warm tropical flavors in this beautiful bread! I've been thinking of summer lately too and this is just perfect.

Hannah said...

Gorgeous, the glaze looks divine! I'm struggling to wait for our holiday too, two and half months seems an awfully long way away!

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

Wow, are you going to the Caribbean on your holiday? :D Either way, having something to look forward to makes the grey weather we have at the moment a little bit more bearable! The cake so extremely moist and soft... I can imagine eating this sat on the grass in the summer. Now just for exams to hurry up and be over!

Lynne said...

Oh My-does your cake look divine! All those tropical flavors abound! No wonder you are dreaming of the tropics!

The Caked Crusader said...

This looks beautiful - and if it makes me feel like I'm in the caribbean...even better!