The fluffiest yellow cake filled and frosted with amazing creamy chocolate orange buttercream.
Friday 26th was Macmillan Coffee Morning at Esme’s school. A letter from the school was sent home asking us to attend and bring cakes, scones, biscuits or anything for the coffee morning.
The coffee mornings are held to raise money for people living with cancer. This year I made this yellow cake and donated it for the coffee morning to be sold to parents and teachers and raise money.
Lets talk about this yellow cake ; it is layers of rich tender, moist butter cake frosted with creamy delicious chocolate orange buttercream. I love the citrus-y flavour of the buttercream adds that oomph to the chocolate buttercream, absolutely gorgeous. This was the first time i had ever made a yellow cake. I had seen the recipe a lot on pinterest and i just had to try it. The yellow cake gets it’s rich flavour from the eggs yolks. I adapted my recipe from Joy of Baking’s yellow cake which had only egg yolks. With mine i added whisked egg whites which loosened the batter up and added more volume to the cake. After the cake was baked and cooled it was filled and frosted with chocolate orange buttercream.
The buttercream had in it melted semi sweet chocolate, butter , icing sugar and orange extract. You can adjust the amount of orange extract to suit your taste.
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