Blood orange cake with cardamom and some aussie love

Doesn’t just looking at this blood orange cake make you bloody happy? I’ve got Aussies on the brain lately, thinking about an exciting night I had one year ago when I accompanied my friend (and favorite Australian) to the hospital while she was in labor. Gluten free banana nut bread Allow me to quickly digress in a perfect Aussie story to go with this lovely, delicate delight.

Lisa was home alone when she started going into labor. Gluten free banana bread mix Her husband was across the pond for work when she called to let us know that she was “fine” and that she was headed to the hospital.


Fluffy banana cake recipe It was 3am, so of course I headed over to her place. Best banana bread machine recipes When I got there, she was calling for an Uber to take her to Cedar Siani. Banana bread in a bundt pan You read that right…she had just called an Uber.

We climbed into my car and drove to the hospital. Moist banana cake recipe from scratch Trying to find things to take her mind off the whole ‘going into labor’ thing, I spotted the full moon and pointed it out to her. Gluten free banana bread “Will you look at that! Isn’t it beautiful?” I said, awestruck. Banana muffin recipe 2 bananas I don’t think she was feeling very much like stargazing…

Anyhow, it was a very exciting night, and I will forever have the unique privilege of having been there for little Bella’s (short for Isabel) birth. Banana bread no baking powder So naturally, when her first birthday rolled around, I had to whip up something special.

Now this cake may not seem like the kind of thing you bake up for a baby’s birthday, but let’s be honest, the first birthday isn’t for them anyway. Low fat low sugar banana bread It’s much more for the parents (high-five – you made it through the first year!), and thinking back on that crazy, beautiful night, I just couldn’t resist this gorgeous princess of a cake. Good food banana bread So festive and dramatic at the same time. Food network banana bread Somehow it seemed perfect.

This blood orange cake recipe is more advanced so I would encourage you to just take it step by step. Bbc food banana bread If you tackle one section at a time, you will get this one right! It’s time-intensive, but loads easier if you prep a few days in advance prior to the actual assembly.

To help simplify things, we’ll split this recipe into 3 parts: Vanilla Cardamom Cake / Cream Cheese Frosting / Honey Baked Blood Orange Topping

Cream Cheese Frosting This cream cheese frosting is sinfully rich. Food processor banana bread It surprises you with subtle bursts of blood orange zest that not only looks stunning, but has that ‘thing’ that makes people talk about what is inside! I might have gone a bit crazy with the zest, but I the specks. Mini banana bread muffins I adapted both the simple vanilla cake & cream cheese frosting recipe from the incredible Lyndel Miller of Naked Cakes: Simply Beautiful Handmade Creations.

Bake your vanilla cakes (these should come complete with fresh cardamom). Bread pudding with bananas Then be sure to prep the filling: sliced blood oranges, roasted crushed pistachios, and frosting in a piping bag (or ziploc). Bbc good food banana bread I used a large Ateco star tip #849, but feel free to use any tip you like! And if you don’t have bags and tips, just scoop the same amount between the layers (roughly 1/2 cup) and a good ole butter knife. Food wishes banana bread I promise you, the cake will take on a rustic beauty that will have you smiling from ear-to-ear.

Start with filling the cake. 100 days of real food banana bread If you really want to hone your fancy-pants pastry skills, you can brush each layer with simple syrup. Wholefood simply banana bread Then, begin your piping of the frosting. Vegan banana nut bread I start on the outside, leaving about a 1/4 inch between the frosting and border as the weight of each layer will ultimately push it down.

Once you have your frosting piped, begin to layer the blood orange slices. Mini banana bread loaves Top this with a handful of irresistible roasted pistachio, and you’re good to go.

Continue by creating each layer of your cake, each with as much love and care put into the first layer of your masterpiece.

This is the most satisfying part (maybe because it’s the end?). Banana bread with coconut flour Take those lovely cylindrical blood oranges, sticky and wonderful, and begin to build them in a circle. Banana bread with wheat flour Last, top one off in the middle, sprinkle your last dash of pistachio and you are officially ready to swag into your next party with this bloody beauty!

As for me, I was proud of the moment my girlfriend saw this blood orange cake. Banana bread with rice flour I explained my inspiration and we laughed (and cried) about that intimate, special and shared moment. Best banana cake recipe nz If you are an Aussie out there reading this post somewhere in the ether-world, huge kisses and hugs to ya’ll. Banana bread using pancake mix Some of the best people I know!

1Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. How to make banana pancakes with pancake mix Lightly grease an 8 inch round cake tin.

2Sift the flour, baking powder, cardamom* and salt into a large bowl and combine well with a hand-held whisk. Banana bread with baking powder instead of baking soda *Take 2 whole cardamom seeds and grind in a coffee grinder. Banana bread made with almond flour The taste will really pop in the cake. Three ingredient banana bread Otherwise, feel free to use ground cardamom.

3Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sweet potato banana bread Add the egg yolks, one at a time, and beat until well combined, scraping down the side of the bowl from time to time. Buttermilk banana bread martha stewart Add the vanilla and beat until well combined. Gluten free sugar free banana bread With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour mixture and milk alternately and beat until well combined.

4Place the egg whites in another clean bowl. Moist banana muffin recipe Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Banana bread taste of home Fold one-third of the egg whites in the batter to loosen, then gently fold in the remaining egg whites. Gluten free dairy free banana bread Be gentle and patient in this process as you want to keep as much air in the batter as possible to keep the cake light.

5Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 20-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Banana muffin recipe uk Let the cake stand in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

1Beat all ingredients together for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Chocolate banana bread muffins Add blood orange zest to your liking.

1You can leave on the peel, (as I did) and just cut into 3/4 – 1-inch thick slices. Freezing bananas for banana bread Or, peel the oranges, being careful to remove all of the white pith with the remains of the peel. Chocolate chip banana bread sour cream Cut the oranges crosswise into 3/4 -1-inch-thick-slices

2Layer the orange slices in a baking dish. Banana bran muffin recipe In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, oil, and 1/4 cup of zest, reserving any remaining zest for another use. Banana muffin recipe singapore Whisk in the orange blossom water. Banana bread with yellow cake mix Pour the honey mixture evenly over the oranges.

3Roast the oranges for 45 minutes, until caramelized. Banana bread with no eggs Remove from the oven, sprinkle with lavender.

1Optional – Brush the cake layer with simple syrup. Banana bread with pancake mix This helps add moistness, but also makes it slightly sweeter.

2Start with piping cream cheese frosting around the outside layer leaving about a 1/4″ border. Banana peanut butter recipes Next, in a circular fashion, lay down the blood orange slices. How ripe do bananas need to be for banana bread Top with pistachio. Banana bread recipe without flour Repeat.

3Top Layer: Finish with honey roasted blood oranges and top with pistachio.

Thanks Dawn. Moist chocolate chip banana bread Yeah, the one-portion rule is a NO-GO with this one. Banana bread receta facil Sort of like that Peanut Butter Nutella Banana Bread! That one is going to have me running miles and miles to burn off that anticipated binge session.

What an intensely beautiful moment you shared with your friend! I keep seeing such beautiful blood orange recipes like me and I am filled with such jealousy that its not citrus season here in Australia. Banana bread recipe with whole wheat flour I shall have to suffice at drooling over your stunning photographs

Awww shucks, thanks. How do you make banana nut bread We visited Australia in 2016 and it was lovely. What makes banana bread moist My buddy is from Anglesea and so we visited Melbourne, Syndey, and some small beachside towns. Easy banana cake recipe plain flour It was perfect. Gluten free banana bread coconut flour Thanks for the compliment.

I love stories that connect to food, and what a special moment you shared! This must be one of the prettiest cakes I’ve ever seen! I’ve got blood oranges on my butcher block island… Maybe I’ll get brave. Banana bread recipe australia Baking is not my forte, though I can certainly do it! Stunning.

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