Thursday, April 7, 2011


I haven't been in the mood to bake any complicated cakes lately, but yet I've been craving for cake. good old-fashioned cake without any complicated layers or fussy embellishments so I decided to whip up this orange cake. This is one of my favourites, after the simple sour cream pound cake is baked, a hot orange syrup is poured all over the cake and the cake is left to absorb the goodness. A slightly damp, very moist crumb is the result. This cake is very dangerous to the waistline; I've never met anyone who didn't ask for seconds!

This is my first time making a whoopie pie. I've never had one before so I really didn't know what to expect. I used the recipe from Rose Levy Berenbaum's 'Heavenly Cakes' but used a plain 7 minute frosting instead. While it was tasted just ok, I thought next time, I would use a more decadent filling to bring out the taste - perhaps cream cheese, caramel or a chocolate ganache.


  1. How funny, my latest cake was a lemon cake with hot syrup poured over it (a Nigella Lawson recipe). Divine - so moist! I have yet to leap on the Whoopie-Pie bandwagon, but a lot of my foodie friends are baking them, so I may have to have a go...

  2. I love syrup cakes! this was my first time making a whoopie pie; I'm really inspired by american style baking - especially cakes of the american south, one doesn't really get to see those kinds of cakes here.