Orange gateau

Posted on July 14, 2009. Filed under: Cakes | Tags: , , |

An impressive cake with layers of refreshing orange filling, covered with rich chocolate.

Preparation time : 15 mins.
Cooking time : 10 mins.

Serves 8 to 10

For the cake

100 grams fresh cream

1 sponge cake for puddings

1 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar
3 tablespoons chopped fresh orange rind
1 small piece cooking chocolate
1 teacup fresh orange segments for decoration
For the syrup
1/2 teacup orange juice
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
For the filling
1 1/2 teacups orange rind
4 tablespoons powdered sugar
6 level teaspoons cornflour
1 tablespoon butter
a few drops orange colouring
1/2 teaspoon orange essence
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
100 grams fresh cream
1 lemon juice
a little powdered sugar, if required.
Method
1. Divide the cake into three equal parts.
2. Make the syrup by mixing the orange juice and sugar and 1/2 teacup of water.
3. Sprinkle this syrup over each of the three parts and allow to soak.
For the filling
1. Mix the orange juice, sugar, cornflour and butter in a vessel. Cook the mixture, stirring all the time until thick.
2. Cool the mixture.
3. Add the lemon juice, cream, colour, essence and rind. Taste and add the sugar of required.
How to proceed
1. Sandwich the cake pieces using generous quantities of the filling.
2. Grate the chocolate or cut into pieces. Add 1/2 teaspoon of water and melt in a double boiler.
3. Pour the melted chocolate over the cake and spread with a knife.
4. Cook the orange rind in a little water for about 3 minutes. Drain.
5. Apply the powdered sugar to the rind. Sprinkle this rind over the chocolate layer.
6. Decorate with orange segments and fresh cream and chill.
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