I have to admit that this week’s cake was not my favorite. I loved the Seville orange curd but the cake itself was a bit dry. Maybe I didn’t put enough of the syrup, but I think I would have liked it better as a three layer cake with two layers of the curd to give it more moisture. Also, as much as I love the combination of orange and chocolate I thought the ganache competed with the flavors of delicate cake. I will make the curd again but will use it in other applications.
Heavenly Bakers: True Orange Genoise Cake
Sadly, this is going to be my last cake as part of the Heavenly Cake Bakers. It has been a great experience, but with everything else going on it is just too much. I have enjoyed baking through this book but I am finding that baking these two cakes a month has become a source of stress rather than enjoyment and is not leaving me enough time to make the recipes and experiment with new ideas as much as I want. I will continue to read about the adventures of the wonderful cake bakers and hope you will keep up with the other things I am baking as well.