Orange Gateau is a stunning, comforting dessert that will impress your family and give you joy at creating so delicious a confection. The flavor tantalizes the palate and soothes the soul. Glorious.

Orange Gateau

Orange Gateau
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Recipe type: Baked Goods
Cuisine: British
Serves: 8 slices
  • 6 ounces (185 g) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • grated rind of 1 orange
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 Cup orange juice
  • 1 Cup whipping cream, whipped and sweetened
  • 1 Cup flaked almonds, toasted
  • 1 small orange, thinly sliced
For the orange filling
  • grated rind and juice of 1 orange
  • water
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  1. Cream butter, sugar and orange rind until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Sift flour and fold in alternately with orange juice.
  3. Divide mixture equally into 2 greased and floured 8-inch (20 cm) layer cake pans.
  4. Bake in a moderate oven 350-375°F (180-190°C) for 35 to 40 minutes until cooked.
  5. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
  1. Join layers with orange filling (see below).
  2. Spread three-quarters of the whipped cream on top and sides.
  3. Decorate sides with flaked almonds. Pipe swirls of remaining cream on top, and decorate with halved or quartered orange slices just before serving.
For the orange filling
  1. Measure orange juice and make up to 1/2 cup with water.
  2. Blend with remaining ingredients in a saucepan, stir over heat until thickened and bubbling.
  3. Cool and fill cake.


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