This cake is super easy – made all in the food processor in under 5 minutes! Basically chuck it all in – blend and bake! Guess that is what makes it magical – a yummy moist cake with a gorgeous citrus flavour. I found it on a recipe message board but have since seen it in several other places online, it is a versatile and delicious cake!
I quarter and pulp the orange first in the food processor, then pop in the butter, sugar, eggs & self raising flour and mix until just combined.
Pour into a lined or greased cake tin and bake for approx. 30-40 minutes at 180C (355F), testing with a skewer and once skewer comes out clean you are done, or cake bounces back at the touch!
I often make this as a base for my cupcakes, it is a lovely sweet treat with an easy vanilla icing, or you could easily make it as a loaf with an orange syrup glaze.
This cake is a little overcooked – don’t do that, be better than me and don’t get distracted! 😉
Easy Vanilla Icing
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/2 to 1 tsp vanilla essense
1 tsp melted butter
Add tiny amounts of water until you get the desired consistency – just add more icing sugar if you add to much water, spread on the cake or cupcakes once cooled.
I have used my Buttercream Icing recipe for the photos on this page – recipe here http://justamumnz.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/buttercream-icing-recipe-step-by-step/
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