If you want to get seasonal this is the time of the year to use oranges that’s for sure and you could get a little creative and use other types of citrus . I have lemons, limes and grapefruit as well as oranges going strong at the moment so added a bit of all of them.
Have to admit that the reason that I make this so often is because it is really quick – just dumping everything into the mixer then tipping it into a pan. Oh and the uncooked cake mix is really yummy so try not to eat to much before cooking…
Didn’t have any icing sugar so melted some normal white sugar, orange zest and grapefruit juice together and poured it onto the cake while it was still warm, mmmmm
1 whole orange (unpeeled)
125g butter, chopped
1 tblsp canola oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 180c. Lightly grease – and line the base with baking paper, if preferred – a 6 cup, non- stick ring cake pan.
Quarter the orange. Place in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add the butter, oil, eggs and sugar. Process, until smooth. Add the flour and baking powder and mix until just combined.
Pour into the pan and bake for about 35 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.