Orange Cake

Following on from yesterday’s Citrus theme is a cake recipe I just had to share.

Mum gave me this recipe the other week and I have made several.  They freeze really well, are super easy to make and taste divine.

Orange Cake

1 Orange – the whole orange that is.

180 grams melted butter

3 eggs

1 cup castor sugar

1 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour

Preheat Oven to 180 degrees or a moderate oven.

Cut orange into large chunks leaving the skin on and place in food processor.  Blend well until orange is well pureed.  (Note: If you don’t think it fine enough at this stage don’t worry – when you add the rest of the ingredients and mix them together with the food processor any big bits of orange will be chopped up finer.)

Add melted butter, eggs, sugar and flour and blend until well mixed.

Place in tin and bake for 50 mins or until cooked.

Allow to stand for five minutes before turning out to cool.

Ice with butter icing flavoured with orange juice.


Here’s the really cool bit – if you don’t have an orange then use a lemon – just remove any seeds you might find and ice the cake with lemon icing. I experimented as I had plenty of lemons and wanted a change from the orange  and it is just as nice and just as moist a cake as if I had used an orange.  Do check it is properly cooked though. My lemon was super juicy and the cake should have been cooked a whisker longer but it still tasted fantastic.  Best of all these cakes taste fresh for a couple of days so they are ideal if you are trying to get ahead with your baking.

Sorry no photos – the cake is long gone and I haven’t got organised enough to make another one.  😦

5 thoughts on “Orange Cake

  1. Thanks to Shirley I read your seemingly fantastic recipe for the orange cake. I am however very sceptic about our oranges in Germany, they come from Spain and are most certainly sprayed with poison. I would have to go to my sister in Sicily who has her own orange trees to try this mouth-watering cake. Better still I will pass on the recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. I’ve made the orange cake before but removed the pips. My mouth is watering just thinking about using lemons. Will try it for sure.
    Thanks for sharing..

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