Orange Walnut Cake

    1 hour 10 min

    This is a moist and delicious walnut cake made with a whole orange, then topped with a orange drizzle. Cinnamon adds a lovely, warm aroma. Enjoy with a cuppa!

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1 large orange
    • 170g raisins
    • 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
    • 5 tablespoons chopped walnuts

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

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

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    I used butter instead of shortening. The ingredients list should include additional 1/4 cup of walnuts. I made the topping and placed it on top of the cake prior to baking. The cake tasted wonderful.  -  26 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is just an OK cake. I followed the recipe exactly, did not change a thing. But although I enjoyed the taste of the cake, did not like the texture. It was so dense, not a light moist cake at all. Hopefully it will taste a little better in the morning! Just did not wow me!  -  14 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this for the photo contest and was amazed by how good it was. The cinnamon sugar topping made the cake. It was great warm or cold and will be perfect around the holidays.  -  17 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)