Spring is finally here! Yeah! Just love watching everything bloom. Here in my area, the Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom and absolutely beautiful. Desserts were made for spring and I celebrate the season with this delicious and light Orange Pudding Cake. Its spectacular!
Recently, I have discovered the Cara Cara oranges. They are a game changer. Darker than you average naval orange and so incredibly sweet and juicy. Wow, they are just so delicious and an excellent source of Vit C. Check out the 411 on them here.
Orange desserts and breads are something I love to make. Whenever I can throw in citrus, it just always brightens up anything you bake. Couple the fresh juice along with the the zest just takes your desserts over the top.
When I worked in corporate catering, I was tasked in making all the signature cookies on the menu. One of them was this amazing Orange Delice cookie. Iconically french in nature but light and delicious! It was loaded with fresh orange zest and piped into logs. Distinctly, I’ll never forget zesting hundreds of oranges! By far, this cookie was one of the best we had to offer.
Hmmm, maybe this is where I get my love for orange in baking??
I was going through my old folder of recipes that I have had for many years. This one caught my eye and not sure where it comes from but I changed it up just a bit for an orange version.
This recipe is perfect for spring and even a great dessert for your Easter table. As well as, spring luncheons or celebrations.
The cakes is so light and fluffy. Egg whites are the secret to lighteing up this cake along with the fresh organe juice and zest. The flavors are amazing and like a party in your mouth.
Don’t be intimidated, this is super easy to make and definitely worth your time! You mouth will thank you and even your waistline too!
Everyone Gets Their Own
Individual is how these are served and baked in their own custard cups for a personal dessert. A water bath is used here to allow for even baking, low and slow.
The cool thing is this orange pudding cake is a cross between a light sponge cake and pudding all in one.
As the cakes bake it creates this most amazing sauce that is on the top when you invert the cakes after baking. It is to die for. That’s the pudding part to the cake.
Reminds me of a chocolate molten cake so to speak when it creates its own sauce when you cut into it. However, this one makes the sauce right on top.
Garnished with fresh fruit and a dusting of powder sugar is all you need for this simple, light, and delicious dessert.
These also freeze really well and you can have them on hand in a pinch for a quick dessert.
These Orange Pudding Cakes are totally to die for and are a perfect dessert to usher in the spring season!
Here are some more orange desserts: