Kitchen Therapy

Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake


orange cake

So much is happening around the world these days I am really keeping the focus on simple home pleasures.
The last few recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s book Baking Chez Moi have fitted this brief perfectly!
I have made the last few recipes many times and they have been very rewarding for little effort.
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe continues this run of quick, easy and delicious food.
I knew this cake would be a hit at home, so I baked it without the poached oranges a week ago and it was gone within a few hours.
(It brings me so much satisfaction to see what I’ve baked eaten and enjoyed!)
We loved the cake soaked with orange syrup.
I made it again topped with the oranges poached in water, sugar, cinnamon and ginger and again it was eaten by the end of the day.
I honestly don’t know which way I preferred it, I loved both versions equally.
I thought the oranges would make it more sweet however they added a freshness and lightness to the cake that surprised me.
It was a win win for us with this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe!

odiles cake

*I am typing this while helping one son work on a paper on Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War and listening to my daughter’s chatter about her classes on first week at university. I hope I have made some sense in this post!!!


11 thoughts on “Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake

  1. Beautiful! 😍😍😍😍

  2. Your cake looks so sophisticated with the mix of oranges sliced on top! The cake itself looks delicious, too!

  3. I am always happy when I make some sort of sense – it doesn’t always happen. I’ve come to accept that. Usually.
    Lovely presentation on the cake.

  4. This is beautiful with all those different colours πŸ™‚

  5. Your cake is so very pretty with the different colours of orange topping it.

  6. Your pictures are gorgeous! You did such a lovely job on this cake!

  7. I have to agree, your photos are gorgeous. I’m happy the cake was such a hit.

  8. I like the way you arrange the orange segments on the cake, including the negative spaces. I know I’ll make this cake again and try different decorating pattern. Well done!

  9. Your cake is lovely. The recipe was a good one, wasn’t it.

  10. Your cake looks like a work of art, just gorgeous, I loved it too and want to make it again now that I’m looking at your photos.

  11. Such the good multi-tasker!! I am glad to know it was delicious both ways. I want to try it with the poached oranges next time!

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