30 second whole orange cake – two ways

This cake is so easy. It is literally 30 seconds to prepare if you own a Thermomix but it doesn’t take much longer using a food processor. The original recipe is all over the internet… but to be honest it needed tweaking to make it a really good recipe. This version is not much more work and it gives a much better result. You can make this cake in a spring form pan but I prefer to make it in my beautiful rose Bundt tin. It makes every cake a special occasion. I picked it up in a thrift ship and it is my favourite cake tin. Serve with ice cream or cream for a scrumptious dessert or a morning or afternoon tea treat.

orange cake

Ingredients – cake

  • 2 whole oranges (preferably Navel)
  • 225g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 grams caster sugar
  • 300 grams Self Raising Flour

Ingredients – citrus syrup

  • 1/2 orange (juiced)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar

Place juice and sugar in a jug and mix to dissolve sugar. Cook in microwave 2 minutes on high.

Preparation – Thermomix version

  • Place oranges in a container and cover with water. Place in the microwave and cook on high for 7 minutes. Take oranges out of the container and allow them to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Grease and line a 20cm springform cake pan or grease a Bundt tin thoroughly.
  • Cut the ends off each orange and cut them into quarters.
  • Place orange pieces and butter into mixing bowl and mix 7 sec/speed 8.
  • Add remaining ingredients and combine 20 sec/reverse /speed 4.
  • Pour the batter into cake pan  and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • Let cake rest in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Place cake (right side up) onto a cooking rack with a tray underneath or a serving plate with a lip.
  • Pour warm syrup over the cake and allow it to soak in.
  • Dust with icing sugar when cake has cooled.
  • Serve with whipped cream or ice cream

Preparation – food processor version

  • Place oranges in a container and cover with water. Place in the microwave and cook on high for 7 minutes. Take oranges out of the container and allow them to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Grease and line a 20cm springform cake pan or grease a Bundt tin thoroughly.
  • Cut the ends off each orange and cut them into quarters.
  • Place orange pieces and softened butter into food processor bowl and mix until the oranges are pureed
  • Add remaining ingredients and blitz until all ingredients are combined.
  • Pour the batter into cake pan  and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • Let cake rest in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Place cake (right side up) onto a cooking rack with a tray underneath or a serving plate with a lip.
  • Pour warm syrup over the cake and allow it to soak in.
  • Dust with icing sugar when cake has cooled.
  • Serve with whipped cream or ice cream

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