Spent awhile in the kitchen today trying out a new recipe. The Burkett Volunteer Fire Department Annual BBQ is next weekend. We have a bake sale and I normally bake several special type cakes. This year, I wanted to try something new…so today was the trial run for the Orange Chiffon Cake. Think large angel food cake size and texture… It was a little tedious to make and it looks great, tastes great, but….
Somehow, I was expecting a stronger “orange” flavor. I’m a little disappointed that it’s not what I had my mind (and mouth) set on. Ernie said the icing is killer. I’m not sure what I could do to get a stronger orange flavor in the cake….it uses orange juice concentrate, but maybe some orange extract could be added? Anyhow. I may try it again, but not before the BBQ.
My standby cakes are Triple Lemon Delight….It’s 3 layers of lemon, lemon, lemon…and a triple layer Coconut Cream Cake. They’ve always sold for $50-70.00 each. Not too shabby, but after 3 years of the same cakes….would be nice to offer something different. The specialty cakes and the Nice Boss Lady’s banana pudding always bring big money.
Oh well…we’ll enjoy this one…and I’ll keep looking for a new “best” cake!
Susan ~ Patchkat