March 07, 2010

::SMS:: Roasted Pecan Cake

One of our newest members, Leslie of Lethally Delicious, chose this Sunday's recipe. The long winded name of the recipe says it all — Roasted Pecan Cake with Caramel Orange Marmalade and Burnt Orange Buttercream — sounds like a lot of work, right? Well, sort of.

For the cake:
I halved the recipe, toasted up pecans, process them in a food processor. Beat SIX egg whites into a meringue. I'm so glad I always have some frozen for a time like this. Fold in and bake. Then I made caramel peach marmalade (with some fresh oj). The last step is the Burnt Orange Buttercream. By this time, i was exhausted and just made fresh whipped cream (lightly sweetened) with some orange zest.

Half the recipe made a really cute 2-layer 7-inch cake, that was delicious!

10 comments:

Susan said...

Your cake looks great! I like the whipped topping about the edges and on top. :)

Julie said...

Love the look of your cake! The whipped topping looks so yummy!

Tracey said...

Super cute cake! We were on the same wavelength with the whipped cream :) It's just so delicious and easy that it's hard to pass up!

Tessa said...

The whipped cream sounds like a great addition. We were iffy on the frosting anyway. Your little cake is adorable!

Nina said...

This looks delicious! I love it!

tam said...

What a yummy looking cake it sounds delish x x

Candy Girl said...

Very cute! I bet the peach marmalade was delish!

Leslie said...

I LOVE your little cake! It sounds like you really made the best of this recipe...I found the orange marmalade too intense and sweet, and the frosting buttery, so you made a good call avoiding those two components. Thanks for baking with me this week!

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Very cute cake! I agree...lots to do on this recipe. But, it was fun!

Carmen

Eliana said...

Love the way you decorated this cake. Looks super cute.

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