What New year without sweets? And if this is a honey cake, then you will definitely succeed! I diluted the classic combination of honey cakes and sour cream with an orange note in the form of a Kurd, and I want to say the cake turned out just magical! Soft honey-orange cakes, sour citrus and sour cream is a holiday! Try it for sure!
First of all, prepare the orange curd, as it needs to infuse, thicken. To do this, remove the zest from a well-washed orange and squeeze out the juice. We also need sugar, butter, and an egg. I have enough cream for two layers in the cake. If you need more, make a double portion.
In a saucepan with a thick bottom, combine the egg, sugar, orange juice (we need 60 ml) and zest, mix until smooth. Add the butter, put on a small heat.
With constant stirring, bring the curd to a thickening. Remove from heat, pass the cream through a sieve to remove the zest and possible lumps. Kurd cover with film in contact. Completely cool. It will become denser after cooling. If you need a thick curd, then when all the components are combined in a saucepan, you can add 1 tsp of starch.
Prepare the ingredients for the cakes. The flour must be sifted, also remove the zest from the orange and squeeze out 1 tbsp of juice. Cut the butter into pieces.
Beat eggs with sugar to a froth.
Add all other ingredients to the eggs beaten with sugar, except flour. Put on a water bath, and stirring to achieve complete dissolution of sugar and butter.
Next, add 200 g of flour, continuing to stir, brew the dough to a thick viscous consistency, in the process of brewing, the color of the dough will become darker. It takes 10-15 minutes. Then remove the container with the dough from the bath, let it cool down a little, and enter the rest of the flour, stirring with a spoon. Flour can go less, do not forget! The dough is soft and does not stick to your hands. Put the dough in a bag and put it in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes.
The finished dough is very plastic, almost does not stick to the rolling pin. Divide the dough into 8 parts. Each of which is rolled out on parchment, 2-3 mm thick.
We plan the necessary diameter with the lid, pierce it with a fork. Send in the oven for 6-7 minutes (200 degrees)until ruddy. During the baking process, the dough may swell, it's okay.
Ready-made cakes completely cool, also leave the trimmings. We'll use them to make crumbs for dusting.
For the cream, whisk the heavy cream with powdered sugar, add to the fat sour cream and that's it! If the sour cream is not greasy, then you need to weigh it on the gauze for at least 3 hours, and better more.
Our creams are ready. The Kurd became denser (the consistency of 15% sour cream). Collect the cake.
Put a little sour cream on the dish so that the cake does not move out. The first 2 cakes are smeared with sour cream.
The third cake is smeared with curd. And again 2 cake sour cream, the next Kurd.
The final cake, as well as the sides of the cake, is also smeared with sour cream. From scraps, make a crumb and sprinkle it on the sides of the cake.
Before serving, decorate the cake with orange slices and chocolate.