Orange nut cake

    1 hour

    A lovely orange cake with a tasty orange flavour. Perfect with your afternoon tea.

    11 people made this

    Serves: 20 

    • 1 tablespoon orange zest
    • 75ml fresh orange juice
    • boiling water
    • 2 tablespoons melted butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 egg
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 50g chopped walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease 3 to 4 mini loaf tins (6x12cm / 5x3 in each).
    2. Zest and juice an orange; set 1 tablespoon zest aside. Pour 75ml orange juice into a measuring jug, add boiling water to fill to 225ml (8 fl oz).
    3. Pour juice mixture into a bowl and add the melted butter, vanilla, egg, flour, salt, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, sugar, grated orange zest and chopped nuts. Stir well and pour batter into the prepared tins.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a small knife comes out clean and cake is nicely browned.

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    Used different ingredients. Excellent! So easy to make. I did use splenda instead of caster sugar. I made it in one regular-size loaf tin and it was done baking in 25 minutes. My first time making and eating orange bread. It was delicious!  -  14 Jul 2008


    the smell of orange is wonderful, but it's too sweet. i would recommend using a third of the sugar.  -  14 Jul 2008


    This bread smells wonderful when baking. It's refreshing and light. Next time I will add chopped dark chocolate to make it even more irresistable.  -  14 Jul 2008