I wanted something 'of the season', but with a grown up twist. I had some really nice single malt whisky lying dormant, and had clapped eyes on an orange version of those lovely Lindor chocolate balls. Yes, an idea was born.
Unfortunately, he had to keep this one away from his nephews for fear of social services getting involved, as I put so much booze in it that I was likely to have given a positive breath test from just sniffing the icing. Felt a bit tight...
- Preheat the oven to gas 3/160 c
- Prepare a regular sized bundt tin - 2.4l, 10 cup, 10 inch with melted butter and dust with flour.
- Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- In a separate bowl, measure out the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger.
- Pour the yoghurt into a jug, and add the whisky, vanilla extract and orange zest.
- Sift in a third of the flour mix followed by half the yoghurt. Repeat this until everything is combined.
- Give everything a quick mix on a low speed for about 10 seconds.
- Pour the mix into your prepared tin.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
- Leave the cake to cool for ten minutes before removing from the tin.
- When completely cool, add the orange juice to the icing sugar, and mix with enough whisky to make a runny icing. You can use a bit of water if you like.
- Tip it over your cake and let it drip down.
- Decorate with Lindor chocolate orange balls and a smattering of gold glitter if it pleases you.
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