Monday, 9 July 2012

Orange Zest & Honey Cake with Honey Roasted Rhubarb

So the first of the produce recipes. I thought I'd start off lightly with the rhubarb ... there are many more to come! This cake was deliciously more-ish and went in an instant. I have to give credit to The Exploding Bakery for the new style of ingredients piccy, just thought I'd try something different (& I'd used up the last of lots of the ingredients that were in my cupboard & forgot to take a photo of them all beforehand) so without further a do ... Orange Zest & Honey Cake with Honey Roasted Rhubarb & Rhubarb filling

Serves 8-10
Pre-heat oven to 180°C
Bake to perfection for 18 minutes 

You will need the following:
175g Butter
175g Golden Caster Sugar
175g Self-Raising Flour
3 Eggs
1Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tbsp Runny Honey 
(I used Acacia Honey for this recipe)
1 Orange, zest & juice
1Tsp Vanilla Extract 

Roasted Rhubarb for Decoration
4 inches of Rhubarb
A good drizzle of honey

Rhubarb Filling
4 sticks of Rhubarb
1+2Tbsp Golden Caster Sugar
1Tbsp Water

100g Icing Sugar
1Tsp stewed rhubarb (from quantity made for filling)
1Tbsp Natural Yoghurt

Chop the 4 inches of Rhubarb on a diagonal and lay on a roasting tray, drizzle with honey & roast for 

Cream together the butter & sugar

Till pale & fluffy

Beat in the eggs one at a time

Add in the honey & vanilla extract

Once combined, add the grated zest & juice

Sift in the flour

Before stirring in the flour, add the baking powder. Then combine

Pour the mixture into two round baking tins...I baked this cake at home & the tins I have at home are slightly smaller, roughly 8inches in diameter
Bake to perfection for 18 minutes

Check cake is cooked with a skewer or knife & allow to cool on a wire rack

Whilst the cakes cool make the rhubarb filling...

Cook the Rhubarb with the water

& 1 Tbsp sugar, for roughly 10 minutes until it loses it's shape

Blend with a hand blender. Reduce down further with another 2 Tbsp of sugar

Spread enough of the cooled rhubarb filling over the cake to cover the base layer, then place the second layer on top

Combine the icing ingredients together & pour over the cake...
Place your roasted rhubarb around the cake

Try not to eat it all at once...

Enjoy ... 

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