Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Whole Orange Cake

In January I made a little "vow" to make at least 3 recipes a month from the food magazines I have bought that month. Well February's mags weren't too great for me so I ended up making some recipes I have bookmarked in cookbooks instead and this is one of them - Whole Orange Cake.

Really simple to make and very tasty - especially seeing as it was topped off with chocolate ganache.

Whole Orange Cake
Source: Simply Essentials: Fruit by Donna Hay


2 oranges
175g butter
1.5 cups caster sugar
3 eggs
3/4 cup ground almonds
1.5 cups plain flour
2 tsps baking powder

1. Preheat oven to 160˚C
2. Wash oranges and place in saucepan of water on a medium heat. Bring the water to the boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Leave for 30 minutes or until soft.
3. Take the oranges out of the water and leave to cool a little. Chop coarsely.
4. Process the oranges in a food processor until finely chopped.
5. Add the butter, sugar, eggs, ground almond, flour and baking powder and process until smooth and mixed through.
6. Pour into a greased 9" cake tin and bake for 1 hour or until cooked through.

Chocolate Ganache


3/4 cups single cream
100g dark chocolate, finely chopped
70g milk chocolate, finely chopped

1. Bring the cream to a boil in a saucepan over a medium heat.
2. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate.
3. Leae to melt slightly and then stir until the mixture is glossy and smooth.


  1. Wow this cake looks and sounds absolutely delish. My son would love this cake!


  2. I love oranges with chocolate. This looks gorgeous

  3. I adore orange and chocolate together Ruth and this is one showstopper of a cake!

    Rosie x


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