Cake is my weakness. I would eat it for every meal if I could.So when California Dairy and Tieks partnered up and asked me to join them with creating a post around my favorite Tieks, it was easy. Orange all the way.
Orange is my favorite color and one of my favorite flavors. This cake is inspired by the simplicity of Tieks design. In keeping with the simple and elegant design of their product, I wanted a cake with the same aesethetics.
I love how this turned out. The orange slices dress up this simple white cake with bit of elegance, while keeping it easy to pull off in design. I used dried oranges slices, and rehydrated them to make them pliable, You can of course make your own oranges slices, but I decided to use these from here. As for the rest of the cake, layers are a dense almost pound cake like in texture and buttery like poundcake—again I was going for simple and clean—so the cake and frosting is not fussy in anyway.
1 ½ cups butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
8 oz. 4 percent cottage cheese, pureed
3 cups sugar
4 tablespoon orange zest
1 tablespoon vanilla
½ teaspoon orange extract
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups all purpose flour