WP Bake Off Entry

My 16 year old grandson helped me make this Orange Almond Sponge Cake….not bad for the first time! We had great fun with this challenge.



23 thoughts on “WP Bake Off Entry

  1. I think we all did very well but it will be a while before I tackle it again. It’s just difficult when you have to be sitting to do everything. Thanks for commenting! ;.)


  2. A fellow first-timer(s)! πŸ™‚ That looks great – ‘spongier’ (lighter) than mine.

    I greased two tins and used grease-proof paper and still needed to carefully coax the bases out -sticky little suckers!

    What was the icing??

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    1. I didn’t have the correct pans so used two loaf pans. The recipe said not to grease the pan so it stuck like glue! I could release the sides with a butter knife but had to soak the bottom of the pan in very hot water for a couple of minutes and then pried the bottom out with a huge spatula. That’s why it looks a little crumby! I make my own frosting, almond flavored vanilla. The filling was that frosting/plus orange marmalade for the filling and plain frosting for top. Just confectionary sugar, butter, flavoring and skim milk. Grated peel on top.

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    2. For ‘packet’ mix cakes i used to employ the same technique to get the cake out – and it would still leave sections of cake stuck to the base of the tin!

      I found the secret is to use an olive oil spray to lightly cover the bottom and sides before you pour in the mix… cake comes out beautifully (maybe with just a little ‘teasing’ once it’s cooled a little!) πŸ™‚

      The Vanilla Almond icing sounds yum!

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    3. I have used parchment paper on the bottom of pans only, makes for quick release. I rarely bake anymore, it’s just too difficult with my shelves being regular height. I have used Pam spray for regular cooking on occasion instead of oil or butter. Good luck!

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