Orange and Ginger Angel Food Cake #Baketogether

April 12, 2012

The Baketogether with Abby Dodge this month featured a Tangerine Angel Food Cake with a bittersweet carmel sauce.   I stuck very closely to her recipe this time, I only switched it up a bit and used my fresh picked oranges for zest and juice for the curd, and I added crystallized ginger to this batter.  Instead of a carmel sauce, I wanted to use up some of those egg yolks so I modified a fabulous recipe for lemon curd from my friend LiztheChef and substituted orange for lemon, omitted the cornstarch and added some chocolate!  It is more of a sauce than a curd, but it is really tasty and perfect with cake.  I have to say this is the lightest Angel Food Cake I have ever made, it melts in your mouth.  This recipe is a staple and keeper in my library.

I really love participating in the Baketogethers.  Taken directly from Abby, if you are new or would like to join the #Baketogether, please know that  we are a very inclusive  group of happy bakers.  You can  Subscribe to Abby’s rss feed so you stay in-the-know and check out this post for some info on how we #baketogether.


  1. Hey, thanks for using my Meyer lemon curd in this fabulous cake, inspired by Abby’s recipe. Love the chocolate-orange twist here! If only I could bake, really bake, then I would join you in #baketogether.

    Comment by LiztheChef — April 12, 2012

  2. Ah Liz, I love your recipe for Lemon curd! You have so many really wonderful recipes on your site. Listen, treat yourself to an oven thermometer first, then bake! Temperature is half the battle, measuring is the other half–you can do it!!!

    Comment by Wendy Read — April 12, 2012

  3. Good idea re the oven thermometer – I used to have one. I got a Viking stove last summer and everything cooks faster.

    Comment by LiztheChef — April 12, 2012

  4. Ah…you have to get used to the new stove then 🙂 An oven thermometer always gies me more confidence.

    Comment by Wendy Read — April 13, 2012

  5. Great post Wendy! That cake looks utterly delicious! You and Liz are great together with food blogging (:

    Comment by Denise — April 12, 2012

  6. Thanks so much sweet Denise!

    Comment by Wendy Read — April 13, 2012

  7. You beat me to the punch! I’ve never made angel food cake but discovered a pan in my pantry; I honestly think I bought it at a yard sale and forgot about it! Yours sounds fabulous; I truly LOVE orange and chocolate together.

    Comment by Barbara | Creative Culinary — April 12, 2012

  8. Oh Barb, Abby’s recipe is THE BEST! It melts in your mouth, so light, really, really good. Can’t wait to see your spin on the recipe!

    Comment by Wendy Read — April 13, 2012

  9. Looks fantastic Wendy!

    Comment by Kristen — April 12, 2012

  10. Thanks so much Kristen! This a great base for jam too 🙂

    Comment by Wendy Read — April 13, 2012

  11. Wendy your cake looks wonderful! Ive never made angel food cake before & don’t have the right pan so I really am experimenting with this months Baketogether!

    Comment by Jayne — April 13, 2012

  12. Oh Jayne! Your cake came out GORGEOUS! I adore lemon curd too 🙂 thanks so much for your lovely compliments too.

    Comment by Wendy Read — April 13, 2012

  13. Oh I have missed doing my baketogether post last couple of months and I’m really hoping make it for this one in time. Orange and ginger are a great combination. Lovely post and lovely pictures, Wendy.

    Comment by Baker Street — April 13, 2012

  14. Oh thanks so much for commenting! I miss participating in Muffin Monday too….drop me the emails and I will see if I can start once again 🙂 Thank you again for you compliments!

    Comment by Wendy Read — April 13, 2012

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