This blog is mainly a rambling kind of diary of the transition from smallholderwannabe to smallholder.

Friday, February 03, 2012

I was going to make this easy sounding cake today so my husband could have a treat for the weekend but when I went to the fruitbowl, the orange had vanished.  I know there was one lonely orange there yesterday...

The recipe is one of the free ones from Rhonda Jean's book here

I would love to read this book but I'll have to wait until it comes out in this country because the book is over £20 and the postage from Australia is more than that again.  Maybe I can do a few surveys and I'll have enough credit to buy it from Amazon in a few years : )

Angela from Tracing Rainbows was having difficulty opening the page so here is the recipe for the cake:

Whole Orange Cake

Free Recipe from Down to Earth by Rhonda Hetzel, Whole Orange Cake, page 294.
This is one of the easiest cakes you’ll ever make and it’s full of flavour and orangey goodness. It’s all mixed in the food processor too, so there is very little washing up. Simple!

(Wash the orange thoroughly, particularly if it’s not organic or from your backyard.)

1 orange, washed and quartered
3 eggs
180 g butter, melted
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour or 1 1/2 cups plain flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and grease cake tin – I use a large loaf tin.
  2. Put the orange quarters into the food processor and process until they’re completely broken down and no large pieces remain.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and process again for about 30 seconds, or until everything is mixed together.
  4. Scrape the batter into the tin and bake for around 40 minutes or until the cake is golden brown, and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool on a cake rack.


  • At 7:11 AM, Blogger cottonreel said…

    Hi Jo, I just printed your recipe off . My friend bluebell was talking about it this morning but could not remember where she had seen it .
    Isn't it cold , I have just put a cardi, on as another layer. Like you said , nothing like real wool

  • At 12:35 PM, Blogger Sarah said…

    Hello, I've just put my Orange Cake in the oven - looking lovely so far!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Cheryl said…

    Made recipe easy enough. Looked well risen and golden. Removed from oven after 45 mind and it sank. Was undercooked. Help please


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