I like oranges. I like eating them and juicing them. However, I hate the peeling process which is why I’m always put off eating them. When my parents went overseas a couple of weeks back, Mum had specifically told me to finish what was left of the box of oranges. There was about 10 medium sized naval oranges in there. ‘It was do-able,’ I said. I told myself to just cut one for my brother everyday and it’ll be gone in no time. Problem was, we were both so busy with uni and work that most days we didn’t even see each other. Fast forward a few weeks and Mum and Dad are due home. About a day before they came home, I did the whole extreme clean of all areas of the house. I changed their bed sheets, vacuumed/ mopped, laundry and cleaning out the fridge of things that needed to be used up and then stumbled on the oranges. I spent an hour googling orange recipes but nothing tickled my fancy or I was missing too many of the ingredients. I had a small get together with friends that night as well so as soon as I stumbled upon Rhonda’s (Down to Earth) ‘Orange Cake’ recipe I just had to try it!
This recipe is amazing and so easy! The cake comes out so moist and since discovering this recipe, it has been successful every time. I made a few tweaks along the way though just to jazz it up to Nibble Nation style.
What you’ll need
– 1 x whole medium to large orange (I used 2 small naval oranges)
– 1 1/2 cups of self-raising flour
– 1 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
– 1/2 cup of white sugar
– 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut
– 180g of melted unsalted butter
– 3 eggs
I usually don’t include a utensils area but for this recipe, a food processor or powerful blender would be useful!
|You want the texture of say a chunky guacamole. I find the small chunks of orange skin make for amazing flavour in the end result|
8. Add your melted butter and eggs to the food processor and miz until well combine.
|It’ll look like banana milk once well combined|
11. Pop your mixture into your cake tin
12. Cook your cake for 40 minutes checking to see if it’s cooked using the skewer test. Let it cool before serving