We don't have cakes very often anymore so I wanted this one to be very special; a nice moist cake with an essence of orange based frosting. With delicately crunchy toasted coconut (far superior to that tough, flavorless pre-toasted stuff you get from the store.)
You can probably surmise that we like a generous amount of frosting,
This is one of my all-time favorites ~ cream cheese based; smooth and creamy. This time I flavored it with a little vanilla and orange extracts, and a bit of orange zest; from the super-fine microplane grater .
Delicate frosting with a creamy, silky orange flavor.
Little tendrils of orange, from my favorite garnish zester
It made turning another year older... a little easier to take. :)
If you would like printable copies of the recipes for the cake and frosting you can find them on the Once Upon a Plate recipe blog by clicking HERE.
Thanks for coming by today, friends!