Monday, May 27, 2013

Whole Orange Cake

This recipe is brought you by Aldi and dedicated to my dear workmates Liam & Robbie, who said to me in no uncertain terms last week, that my cooking has become too healthy and they want more butter and sugar!  This was super easy to make, it's really moist and delicious too!

You'll get the best oranges from Charlies!

2 medium navel oranges
200g butter (softened)
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup almond meal

50g butter (softened)
2/3 cup icing sugar
3 tsp fresh orange juice

Preheat oven to 180°c (or 160°c fan forced)and grease and line a 20cm round spring
form baking tin (or two loaf tins).

Cut whole oranges (with skin and all) into bite-sized pieces and place in a small bowl or container.
Blend using a stick blender until puréed.

In a separate large bowl, beat eggs, soft butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and thick. Add orange purée, and beat quickly to combine.

Fold in sifted flour and almond meal, and once well combined, pour into prepared cake tin.

Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes (or about 40 minutes for loaves)or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool in tin.

To make icing, beat butter with electric mixer until pale and creamy, add icing sugar and beat for 2 minutes. add fresh orange juice to the mix, and beat briefly until just combined.

Smooth icing over the top of the cake once it is completely cooled, and serve.

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