Whole Orange Cinnamon Cake

Whole Orange Cinnamon Cake

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You'll never have a fruit cake as fruity as this one! A whole orange is ground up and added to the batter.


Serves: 24 

  • 1 whole orange, with peel
  • 1 cup (150g) raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 125g copha
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup (75g) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 orange, sliced in rounds

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

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20x30cm pan. Squeeze orange and reserve 1/3 cup juice. Grind orange peel and pulp, raisins and 1/3 cup walnuts together. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, blend flour, 1 cup sugar, bicarb soda, salt, milk, copha and eggs. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in orange-raisin mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Drizzle reserved orange juice over warm cake. Combine 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon and 1/4 cup walnuts; sprinkle over cake. Garnish with orange slices.

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