Thursday, April 1, 2010
Orange Marmalade Cakes
So I don’t know if anybody else feels this way, but sometimes I just have this overwhelming feeling to bake. I just know that in the evening I will need to bust out the flour, sugar and butter to get my fix. Yesterday morning started off that way; I knew I would need to make something that evening. I began a search for something that tickled my fancy to make; I scoured recipes and gushed over blogs and photographs. I knew that I would eventually find the right recipe….fast forward to a few hours later after drunken on sugar pictures and I found a new blog I love with a simple and fantastic recipe that I chose to make.
Indigo was on her best behavior devouring last nights soup at the table, mommy was carefully measuring out ingredients and thinking to herself she has never tasted Orange marmalade before. I was a little perplexed at all the real orange pieces, but the smell was absolutely fantastic so I kept on trucking. Fast forward to 10 minutes later and I congratulated Indy on her utterly fantastic spoon skills, just like a good momma should. Indigo promptly said “all done” and I shuffled her off into the living room for a small dose of Dora while I heated the oven up for baking.
Daddy came in around this time as he was recovering from a hefty dose of park fun with Indy just 40 minutes before. I believe whole heartedly that one of the most beautiful things to witness is a dad & daughter playing at a park together; I mean how sweet & sexy is that?!
Alright moving on, oven heated – cakes in! ENJOY!!
1.5 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cups granulated white sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup of orange marmalade
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1.5 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
Powdered sugar for dusting
You will need to pre-heat oven to 350; in a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until nicely mixed. Add in your eggs and all extracts and mix again until combined. Last step is the marmalade, mix into your batter.
In another bowl sift your flour and then add in your baking power and salt; combine this bowl with the batter and mix well.
Cook at 350 for 20-25 minutes, I made 9 large muffin sized cakes and they baked for 25 minutes exactly.
Ready for the pictures……How perfect are the little brown edges?
And then I pulled a pac-man with my plating skills
And then I ate that piece and two other cakes.