Friday, December 3, 2010

Whole orange cake

Note: I might be a little more inactive in my posts, as the holiday season is coming up and I want to take more time off the computer and with my family! :D Merry Christmas Everyone.

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 2 small (400g) oranges
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
  • Orange zest, to decorate
  • Orange icing

  • 1 1/2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted
  • 10g butter
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 24cm (base) fluted ring pan. Place oranges in a saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to the boil. Drain. Return to saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to the boil. Drain. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
  2. Roughly chop oranges. Remove and discard seeds. Process orange until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in butter, milk, eggs, flour, sugar and almond meal until combined. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted in cake comes out clean. Stand cake in pan for 10 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack over a tray. Cool.
  4. Make icing Place sugar, butter and orange juice in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir for 5 minutes or until smooth. Set aside for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Pour over cake. Top with orange zest. Stand for 15 minutes or until set. Serve.



  1. I love oranges and cakes! I want to try this so badly!!!

  2. Canned mandarins are good for cake: use the juice in lieu of sugar and water.

  3. oh wow i need some of that. love oranges

  4. that looks so delicious... im going to try that

  5. I love orange cake thanks to my grandmother. She used to make orange and lemon cakes all the time when I was growing up.