Saturday, 30 March 2013

Voddies in a Cake?

Voddies? In a cake?

If you don't believe me, Plonkers give this recipe for Sticky Orange, Chilli and Vodka Cake a shot.


170g/6 ozs softened butter
1 cup caster or superfine sugar
1 1/2 oranges
3 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup plain flour
1 cup almond meal/ground almonds
1/4 cup dessert wine
1/2 cup water
1 lemon
3/4 cup caster or superfine sugar
2-5 small mild dried chillies
2.5 tablespoons vodka


Preheat oven to 170C/340F. Line a 20cm spring-form tin with parchment paper on the base and sides.

Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Finely grate the rind of one orange into the butter mix and beat lightly, then add the egg yolks, one at a time and then the dessert wine.

Add the flour and almond meal in two batches of each alternating between flour and almond meal.

Whisk the egg whites with a beater until you reach stiff peaks and then fold this into the mixture in two lots - the wet mixture is already quite heavy so you will end up deflating the cake mixture a bit but try and fold it in if you can.

Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

About 15 minutes before the cake is finished, start on the syrup. In a small saucepan add the water and sugar and the peeled zest from the one and a half oranges and the lemon.

Juice the oranges and lemon and add this to the sugar and water. Add the chilli and vodka and stir until sugar dissolved and then boil rapidly for about 5 minutes until it becomes a thick syrup. Keep the syrup warm and infuse the flavours until the cake is ready.

Remove cake from oven and place bottom side up on a serving plate. Prick all over using a skewer and while hot, spoon over the syrup, peel and chillis. Serve warm - the syrup will have seeped into the cake making it moist and sweet.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's the chillies that catch my attention!

YeamieWaffles said...

I know find myself mentally wishing that you would make food for me Lass, this looks absolutely amazing! Now I'm hungry haha!

The Glebe Blog said...

Very nice Gillian, but does it match this original recipe.

Vodka Cake Ingredients:
1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup of brown sugar Lemon juice
4 Large eggs Nuts
1 Bottle of Vodka
2 cups of dried fruit

Sample the vodka to check quality. Take a large bowl check the vodka again.
To be sure it is the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.
Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.
At this point it's best to make sure the vodka is shtill OK.
Try another cup , just in case turn off the mixerer.
Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.
Pick fruit off floor.
Mix on the turner.
If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers pry it loose with a sdrewscriver.
Sample the vodka to check for tonsisticity.
Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Who giveshz a poo.
Check the vodka.
Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.
Add one table.
Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.
Greash the oven and piss in the fridge.
Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over.
Don't forget to beat off the turner.
Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the vodka and kick the cat.
Fall into bed.

JoeinVegas said...

Sounds pretty good. Something else to try, thanks.


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