Sunday, 10 May 2009
Orange & Poppyseed Cake.
On friday I was babysitting sibling no.4. Understandably, he didn't want to go to nursery so we baked instead. Plan A was actually peanut butter-nutella cupcakes, but we found to much dismay that mother had run out of cupcake cases (Update: they were tucked away at the back of the cupboard. Gah.) so settled for an orange & poppyseed cake.
Not knowing how to make one and not bothering to look up a recipe, we instead creamed butter and sugar, added 3 eggs and the juice of an orange + zest, poppyseeds, self-raising flour and ground almonds. A whole lot of guesswork and a kitchen covered in cake mix later, a delicious cake was born!
Sibling no.4 then proceeded to poke holes in the top with a skewer, which he thought was lots of fun. So I covered the whole lot in some orange-vanilla syrup (muscavado sugar, juice of one orange, vanilla extract). The result - a deliciously damp, sticky, orange-y cake full of little blue poppyseeds.
Who wants to bet I won't be able to re-create it ever again?