Monday, 22 October 2012

Easy and scrumptious orange cake

When I had a yearning for orange cake recently I decided to make one but wanted a simple recipe which I found here   It suited me perfectly.  No creaming butter and sugar and using the whole orange, skin and all.

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Orange cake


Orange cake
Photo:  Marina Oliphant
This is a simple cake that's great for beginners to try. Use the whole orange, skin and all, for a moist and delicious result.

Ingredients

  • 2 oranges
  • 180g plus 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted icing sugar
  • Orange zest, to decorate

Method

Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line the base of a 12cm x 22cm loaf tin. Cut one orange into large chunks, leaving the skin on. Place in a large food processor and blend until well pureed. Add 180g melted butter, eggs, sugar and flour then process until well combined. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 50 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for five minutes, then turn out of tin and cool on a wire rack. To make the icing, mix icing sugar with two tablespoons melted butter. Juice remaining orange and add small amount to icing mix to obtain a spreadable consistency. Ice the cooled cake and decorate with orange zest.

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I didn't bother with the icing as the cake was deliciously moist.

Make and enjoy,

Anne  xx

6 comments:

Claire said...

Yum, sounds and looks delish Anne......
Thanks for posting the recipe.

CLaire x

Tania @ Out Back said...

Love this easy orange cake.

My recipe is a little different to yours though. I use oil sometimes in the place of butter too. Might make one of these tomorrow as I have visitors coming :)

x

Cheryl said...

Never had orange cake (love lemon drizzle cake though), will definitely be trying out this recipe, thank you. x

GardenofDaisies said...

This sounds really yummy! I bet it is really moist with the whole orange in it.

freefalling said...

I've made that recipe before!
Awesome, isn't it?
I think I might have to make it again.

sonia a. mascaro said...

It looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.