Orange frosted panettone cake
- Preparation and cooking time
- 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
For the syrup
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.