Orange frosted panettone cake

Orange frosted panettone cake

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 2 mins


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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal560
  • fat39g
  • saturates22g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars34g
  • fibre0g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.48g
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  • 500g boxed fruity panettone (or try a chocolate version)



    Tall, golden, enriched brioche-like bread that can be plain or

  • 500g tub mascarpone
  • zest 1 orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • silver balls, to decorate (optional)

For the syrup

  • juice 2 oranges, zest of 1



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp Grand Marnier


  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.

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8th Jan, 2017
This is delicious and so easy!
6th Dec, 2011
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! Alessandro
27th Dec, 2010
Delicious cake. I've prepared it for Christmas and it was WOW !!! I used for decoration red berries and mint leaves. Looked really special!
29th Apr, 2010
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.
17th Dec, 2009
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
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