Recipe

Whole orange cake with citrus icing

Bursting with citrus flavours.

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 50 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Celebrate the fresh zing of orange flavours with this easy cake recipe that's light, fluffy, and has just the right amount of sweetness or shake it up and make a tangelo cake instead.
Would you prefer a gluten-free whole orange cake or looking for more orange cake recipes or citrus desserts?

Ingredients

  • 1 (240g) whole orange
  • 200 gram butter, melted
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup (225g) self-raising flour
Citrus icing
  • 1 (140g) lemon
  • (180g) orange
  • 1 cup (160g) icing sugar mixture
  • 1 teaspoon boiling water

Method

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease a deep 20cm cake pan, line base with baking paper.
  • 2
    Wash and dry orange; cut into quarters and remove seeds. Process in a small food processor until pulpy.
  • 3
    Transfer orange to a medium bowl, stir in butter, eggs, sugar and sifted flour until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for about 50 minutes or until cooked when tested. Stand for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
  • 4
    Make icing: Use a zester to remove strips of rind from lemon and orange - you will need 2 tsp of each. Squeeze juice from fruit - you will need 2 tsp orange juice and 2 tsp lemon juice.
  • 5
    Sift icing sugar into a bowl; stir in juices and enough water to make a smooth paste. Stir in rind. Pour icing immediately over cake; stand until set.

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