Sunday, January 11, 2015



My friend Chikako, who runs the b&b L'Ostellino,  on Via Pegno 2, Erice (Trapani)  gave me oranges from her orchard so I decided to make an orange cake.

This is a very rich cake...filled with custard and whipped cream.

You will need: a sponge cake, about two cups of custard, half a cup of whipped cream, oranges,
water, sugar.

Slice about 4 or 5 big oranges, and boil them  for one hour in a syrup made of 3 cups water and 3 cups sugar.

Slice an 8in. sponge cake in half.

Mix two cups of custard with half a cup of whipped cream.

Grease a 9in. pan and sprinkle it with sugar. Place the orange slices at the bottom and sides of the pan.  Place half of the custard mixture on top of the orange slices. Add half of the sponge cake, and spread the remaining custard mixture over the sponge. Cover with the other half of the sponge cake. Refrigerate for several hours.  When ready to serve, invert on a plate.

This is an easier version  of Orange Creme Cake from  Australian Women's Weekly  French Cooking Made Easy Magazine  p. 102


  1. What a beautiful cake looks so delicious.

  2. My mouth is watering! Not only is it surely delicious, it looks wonderful too.

  3. Francesca, That's a great looking cake! The combination of ingredients hits my sweet spots... Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  4. Una golosità unica e profumatissima! Che voglia di una bella fetta ;)

  5. A apresentação está linda e super convidativa porque me parece muito saboroso este bolo
    Um beijo

  6. Além de lindo a aparência do seu bolo sem duvidas é
    delicioso também...
    Um linda e abençoada semana.

  7. Looks wonderful! And I guess that hour-long boiling has made the orange peel edible enough so that there won't be a mess on the plate when eating the cake.

  8. Sei bravissima, Francesca complimenti ottima torta alle arance.. wow...

  9. I'll be looking for mine in the delivery, eh. YUMMY

  10. That looks absolutely delicious! I love oranges but I have never had an orange cake!

  11. Oh my goodness! what a delicious cake! x x x