A Clandestine Cake Club Cake Recipe for Easter Monday
~ Chocolate Orange Daisy Cake ~
As you all know from my post of yesterday, A Clandestine Cake Club meeting in SW France & CAKE for an Easter Weekend, I hosted the first Clandestine Cake Club meeting on Saturday the 7th April; we had a low turn out, due to last minute cancellations, but we did have very HIGH quality cakes and great company, and one of the cakes on the CCC table was my own Chocolate Orange Daisy Cake. This was a last minute idea as my original idea for the Spring and Floral cake theme was to make a cake using my home-made crystallised violets and violet sugar. However, there was a mini disaster – my husband decided to cut the grass without telling me, and he cut all my violets at the same time!! I had the violet sugar but no violets to crystallise. Idea number two was to use a sugar-craft plaque that my mum had made for my birthday cake last year, a beautiful sugar-craft cameo of pansies and spring flowers, but I couldn’t find it……so, I decided to use some Dr Oetker wafer daisies – I have really taken to these lovely edible cake decorations lately and as you can see, they really add a spring feeling to my cake decorations.
This lovely spring time cake was a hit on the cake club evening, as well as for the Easter Sunday tea time table the next day; it is a fresh orange cake, the recipe that I used here, Fresh Orange Layer Cake with Citrus Curd Buttercream, but instead of the citrus curd buttercream filling and icing, I used some delicious Cadbury Philadelphia Cream Cheese instead. I then decorated the cake with Cadbury flakes, to represent a nest, and filled the “nest” with Cadbury chocolate mini eggs and then added my Dr Oetker wafer daisies. I completed the picture by throwing a few pastel “Hundreds and Thousands” (also from Dr Oetker) on the side of the cake as well as on the top, just to add a spring blossom feel. The taste is light and with a real citrus zing, but then the rich chocolate cream cheese comes in the add a lovely mellow flavour to it all……NOT as rich as a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, but on the same taste scale!
I will be able to share the other two cake recipes from the evening with you a little later, as my friends said they would be happy for me to post them on my blog, so look out for a Lemon Almond cake as well as a Hot Chocolate Easter Bonnet Cake in the future……in the meantime, I am sharing my basic orange cake recipe here, but don’t forget that I didn’t use the citrus curd buttercream in this particular cake, but Cadbury Philadelphia Cream Cheese instead, and you need to add some wafer daisies, mini chocolate eggs, flake bars and hundreds and thousands if you want to make an Easter Daisy Nest Cake as I did here. That’s it for now, I will be back later with a restaurant review and another lovely fish recipe, as well as my first barbecued chicken recipe of the season, have a wonderful Easter Monday bank holiday, Karen.
As this recipe uses chocolate and cream cheese together, again, I am also entering it in to Choclette’s April We Should Cocoa challenge:
And, this is obviosuly an Easter Tea Time Treat, so again, I am entering this into the April’s Easter challenge for Tea Time Treats too.