Sweet Treats

Orange Cake Slice

Oranges and Lemons in recipes and treats is definately my favourite thing to add, and Little Fox is a huge lemon fan.

So to thrown in a citrus item for the school holidays we came up with an Orange Cake Slice to snack on between meals.Orange Cake Slice ingredients

Orange Cake Slice
Ingredients
125g Butter
3/4 Cup Castor Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Orange – Zest and Juice of half (or 1/4 cup)
1 1/2 Cups Self Raising Flour

MethodOrange Cake Slice
1. Pre heat oven to 180C.
2. Put the butter and sugar into a large bowl and cream together until light and fluffy.
3. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix in.
4. Add the zest of one orange, and the juice of a half cut orange.
5. Beat this through well.
6. Seive in the flour and mix together until fully combined to the batter.
7. Pour into a prepared pan (I used a lamington tin).
8. Put in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes.
9. Remove and cool before turning out of the tin (approx 20 mins)

Slice Icing
Ingredients
2 Cups Icing (Confectioners) Sugar
2 Tbsp Milk
1 tsp Orange Zest
2 Tbsp Orange Juice

Method
1. Add all ingredients into a small bowl and mix well.
2. You need this to be a thick but smooth consistancy to frost the cake without it runny off.
3. To check run your spoon through centre and see how long it takes to fill the space, 10+ seconds
4. Pou over the cool cake and run a knife or spatula to smooth it evenly.
5. Add sprinkles or embellishments.

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Sweet Treats

Lamington Slice

Lamington SliceWith Australia Day just around the corner we always like to come up with an Aussie traditional dessert as such.  Often putting a slight twist on it.

So we have taken the ever loving Lamington, which traditionally is a sponge or butter cake, raspberry jam centre layer and covered in a dark chocolate glaze and coated in coconut.  I think the taste is pure delight.

Here we have a version we have made in a slice.  A butter cake with fresh raspberries stirred through it, covered in a dark chocolate frosting glaze and the coconut dusted on top.

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Lamington Slice
Ingredients
125g Butter – soft
1 Cup Castor Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
Lamington slice 23 Eggs
1/2 Cup Self Raising Flour
1 Cup Plain Flour
Juice of half a Lemon
1 tsp Lemon Rind
1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Fresh Raspberries

Method
1. Preheat the oven at 180’C degrees.
2. Place Butter and Sugar in mixer and mix on medium until the sugar is dissolved and the mix is fluffy, add one egg at a time, mix through with vanilla.
3. Add the flour half of each at a time.
4. Add in the Lemon juice and rind.
5. Pour in the milk in 2 parts and mix in thoroughly.
6. Take the bowl off the mixer and manually stir through the raspberries, breaking them up slightly but not changing the colour of the cake mix.
7. Pour the mixture into a prepared Lamington Tin.
8. Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 mins.

Chocolate Frosting
Ingredients
150g Dark Cooking Chocolate
2 Tbsp Butter
2/3 Cup Icing Sugar
1/4 Cup Cocoa
2 Tbsp Cream
Dessicated Coconut

Method
1. Place Chocolate and Butter in a microwavable bowl and put in for 30 seconds on high.
2. Remove and stir until the chocolate has fully melted into the butter, mix well.
3. Next stir in half the icing sugar.
4. Micorwave cream for 20 seconds, stir this in gradually to avoid it seizing the chocolate (ensure it heated)
5. Stir in the other half of the icing sugar.
6. Spread over the cake slice.
7. Dust with a thick layer of dessicated coconut, you may need to do twice if first coat melts in.
8. Leave to set and then slice into square and service. Cuts into 12-15 squares.