The Tangerine Through and Through Cake

The Tangerine Through and Through Cake

Tangerine is as much a part of Manchester as Beetham Tower, Urbis and Piccadilly Gardens. Being based on Potato Wharf, we do love our food… Especially cake.

Everything we do is Tangerine through-and-through, and so is our cake! Fruity and bold, this is six layers of taste.

What you’ll need

For the cake – it makes us great:

  • 125g butter wouldn’t melt
  • 225g anything-but-plain flour (self raising flour)
  • 150g golden goose caster sugar (caster sugar)
  • 3 medium eggs, fresh from the Giant’s Basin geese (any eggs will do)
  • 3 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1/2tsp creative baking powder, to raise (awareness)
  • 1tsp essence of Tangerine, copyright of Sandy Lindsay
  • Tangerine food colouring, to create the many shades of Tangerine

For the icing – to bring everything and everyone together:

  • 1tsp essence of Tangerine, copyright of Sandy Lindsay
  • 3x 250g tubs light cream cheese or mascarpone
  • 350g icing on the cake sugar

How to bake Tangerine Through and Through Cake

  1. Heat oven to 160c/140c fan/gas mark 3. Grease 2x 20cm round sandwich tins and line the bases with baking paper. Tip all the sponge ingredients, apart from the Tangerine food colouring, into a mixing bowl, then beat with an electric whisk until smooth.
  2. We work quickly in PR, so equally split the mixture into two bowls pronto. Add Tangerine food colouring to each – the baked cake will be very close to the colour at this stage, and we like to be bold!
  3. Scrape the batter into the tins – use a spatula so you don’t waste any! Bake on the same oven shelf for 15 minutes until a skewer poked in the middle comes out clean.
  4. Leave the cake in the tin for a little while, then turn the cakes out onto a wire rack to completely chill out. Repeat steps 1-3 twice more to form six layers of Tangerine.
  5. Now it’s time for the icing! Beat essence of Tangerine (copyright of Sandy Lindsay) and cream cheese until smooth. Sift in the icing sugar and gently fold it together. Word of warning – don’t overwork it, as it might split and nobody wants that.
  6. Add a splodge of icing onto your cake board to stick the first layer down. Sandwich together all six layers before coating the outside and serving to your eagerly waiting friends.
  7. Draft a press release and tweet about said cake, to raise awareness of the Forever Manchester Caketober campaign – job done!
  8. The Tangerine Through and Through Cake

Our thanks to Tangerine PR for allowing us to use their recipe here.
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