Mo Sutton's
Zesty orange opera cake

  • Bake type: Cakes
  • Made in: Wilmslow
  • Skill level: Hard
  • Time taken: Over 4 hours

About this Bake

This is five thin layers of almond and pistachio cake, layered with orange syrup, orange chocolate ganache, and orange-flavoured Swiss meringue buttercream. It is topped with a pink chocolate glaze and decorated with cocoa powder, gold leaf and crystallised orange.

Top tip

Cook the sponges in the centre of the oven one after the other, rather than together on different shelves. Prepare the glaze the day before.