Whole Orange Cake

    Whole Orange Cake

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    About this recipe: A fabulous orange cake, made with a whole orange, peel and all. Very moist and delicious and perfect when citrus is in season!

    Serves: 24 

    • 1 whole orange, with peel
    • 170g sultanas or raisins
    • 5 tablespoons chopped walnuts
    • 250g plain flour
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 250ml milk
    • 110g butter or margarine
    • 2 eggs
    • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 4 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
    • 1 orange, sliced in rounds

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm baking tin. Squeeze orange and reserve 75ml juice. In a food processor, grind orange peel and pulp, raisins and 5 tablespoons walnuts together. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, blend flour, 200g sugar, bicarb, salt, milk, margarine and eggs. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in orange-raisin mixture. Pour into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Drizzle reserved orange juice over warm cake.
    4. Combine 5 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and 4 tablespoons walnuts; sprinkle over cake. Garnish with orange slices.
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