Orange frosted panettone cake

Orange frosted panettone cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 2 mins

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Serves 8

If you’ve been given a panettone over Christmas but you’re not sure what to do with it, try this superfast, special stacked cake

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  • 500g boxed fruity panettone (or try a chocolate version)
  • 500g tub mascarpone
  • zest 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • silver balls, to decorate (optional)

For the syrup

  • juice 2 oranges, zest of 1
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp Grand Marnier

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  1. Make the syrup first. Gently heat all the ingredients together until the sugar dissolves, then boil for 1 min or until just thickened. Leave to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, trim the rounded top off the panettone (this is cook’s perks for later!), then cut the rest into 4 horizontal slices using a serrated knife. Beat the mascarpone, orange zest and caster sugar together.
  3. Stack up the slices, drizzling a little of the orange syrup over each piece as you go, and using about 2 tbsp of the mascarpone to sandwich each layer together. Once you’ve finished stacking, cover with the rest of the mascarpone in swirls and whirls – a palette knife is the best tool for the job. Scatter with a few silver balls if you like, then serve straight away, or chill for up to 2 hrs, then scatter with the balls at the last minute.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2009

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puck82's picture

The good thing about Panettoni is I'm italian, born in Milan that is Panettoni's house :)
But the curious thing is I never tried and saw this wonderful recipe with orange frosting, that seems very easy and cool for giving a surprise to my parents this Christmas day!

I will try on my own, but don't ask me to create e Panettoni on my own, because it requires a natural raising of at least 48 hours, and I've absolutely no patience when I'm cooking :)

Thanks and see you soon!

darla_th's picture

Delicious cake. I've prepared it for Christmas and it was WOW !!!

I used for decoration red berries and mint leaves. Looked really special!

globaholic's picture
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This cake is brilliant! It's quick and very easy to make, looks impressive and tastes delicious. It keeps for a while too, tho there's not usually much left. I've made it 5 or 6 times.

nanajan's picture
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I have this cake every year, Its a must have for christmas, but i cut into 4 slices and cream together the mascarpone and icing suger, and spread each slice,then stack up, I then melt 400g of white belgian chocolate and cover the compleat cake, ooooo so good