Orange Cake with a Whole Orange

Orange Cake with a Whole Orange


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This is the most amazing orange cake but the true key is getting the biggest best untreated orange you can find.


Serves: 12 

  • 1 large orange
  • 1 1/4 cups (310g) sugar
  • 75ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/4 cups (280g) flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Grease a springform tin 23cm in diameter.
  2. Cut off the hard bits from the top and bottom of the orange. Slice the orange and remove all seeds. Puree the orange with its peel in a food processor. Add one third of the sugar and the olive oil and continue to mix until well combined.
  3. Sieve together flour and baking powder.
  4. Whisk the eggs and the remaining sugar with an electric hand mixer for at least five minutes until very fluffy. Fold in half of the flour mixture then the orange and vanilla. Fold in the remaining flour and mix well but not for too long.
  5. Pour batter into prepared tin and smooth out. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Reduce the oven temperature to 160 degrees C and bake again for 30 minutes.
  7. Bake until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire cake rack.

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