Easy Peasy Orange Cake

I always seem to have 2 or 3 oranges floating around at the bottom of my fruitbowl.  I still have marmalade left over from the last orange-fest at our house, so today I wanted to do something different.  I came across this easy Orange cake recipe and it seemed like a good candidate for a conversion.  So here it is

Cake IngredientsOrgange Pulp

2 Whole Oranges

180g Melted Butter

3 Eggs

200g Caster Sugar

300g SR Flour

 

Icing IngredientsCake mix in the Tin

300g icing sugar

30g butter

1 Orange juice and zest

Cake Method

  1. Set oven to 180degrees and line and flour a cake tin
  2. Wash oranges, and then cut whole oranges into TMX size pieces, and place in bowl.
  3. Mix for 10 seconds on Speed 7, until orange is broken down and forms pulp.  You can make it a really smooth or leave it a little more coarse.
  4. Remove the orange and was & dry your TMX bowl.  Put the orange pulp aside for later
  5. Add Caster sugar, eggs SR Flour and Melted butter to the bowl.
  6. Mix on Speed 6 for 10 seconds of until combined.
  7. Add in orange pulp and mix for 15 seconds on Reverse Speed 6
  8. Pour into tin and place into oven for 35-40mins until a skewer comes out clean
  9. Let the cake cool
  10. Wash and dry the TMX bowl
  11. Put icing sugar and butter in bowl and mix on Speed 5 for 5 seconds
  12. Add Zest and half of the Orange juice.
  13. Mix on Speed 5 for 5 seconds.  Check for consistency and add more Orange juice depending on what consistency you like your icing to be.
  14. Ice cake when it is completely cool

Tips & Hints

  1. If you have a ring tin, use it.  I used a normal round tin and the cake makes a bit of a dent in the middle, so don’t be alarmed.
  2. Add coconut to your icing for a bit of texture
  3. Instead of icing it, maybe made an orange syrup and serve it over the top warm or, place orange segments and sugar on top when it goes in the oven for a different look
  4. ****After eating this cake, we have decided that this icing is very sweet.  Next time I will try this with a cream cheese & Orange icing.  It would probably cut through the sweetness a bit****Might try to revamp this one at a later date

 Cake with icing

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6 Responses to “Easy Peasy Orange Cake”

  1. Kirrilly
    July 25, 2011 at 2:12 am #

    Would this work for mandarins too?. I have LOTS of them!

    • July 25, 2011 at 2:37 am #

      I don’t see why not! Yummo! I think you would need to probably use 5 or 6 to get the same amount if pulp.
      I had made mandarin sorbet last week and it was great too, so give that a go as well

  2. July 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    Hi Vixens!
    It was very ‘noice’ to meet you last night. I think this cake looks just the ticket for morning tea at work tomorrow.
    Jude

    • July 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

      Great to meet you too, Jude!

  3. Kirrilly
    August 1, 2011 at 5:12 am #

    lots of “yum” when i took the mandarin version to morning tea today, thankyou!

  4. October 9, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    I made this today and it went down a treat XXX also made a watermelon berry sorbet with lemon ice and a touch of cranberry juice to it was amazing

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