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4 March, 2021

My Smoko Break: Orange cake

Oranges are still plentiful and beautiful here in sunny Queensland and after clearing out the fridge for a grocery shop, I used up the last four before purchasing some more by creating this orange cake.

By Hayley Maudsley MY SMOKO BREAK

Oranges are still plentiful and beautiful here in sunny Queensland and after clearing out the fridge for a grocery shop, I used up the last four before purchasing some more by creating this orange cake.

It is bursting with citrus flavour! I popped it in a bundt cake tin.

Goes so well with a cup of hot tea or coffee and it is so easy to make.

Takes just 15 minutes to prepare the batter, and then it is baked in the oven in less than an hour.

My favourite part about it is the icing, cause there isn’t any!

I felt it did not need any, but if you do, perhaps it could be doubled as a dessert with a dollop of ice cream and a drizzle of warm custard.

What you will need is:

·         1 and ½ cups sugar

·         1 cup vegetable oil

·         4 eggs

·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract

·         3 cups plain flour

·         3 teaspoons baking powder

·         1 teaspoon salt

·         ½ cup orange juice (3 large oranges)

·         1 tablespoon orange zest

Combine the sugar with vegetable oil and eggs in an electric mixer.

Now mix in vanilla extract.

Add flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add the orange zest and whisk the batter until everything is just combined.

Now orange juice and give the batter another quick mix.

Don’t over beat it- just fold it or it will end up quite heavy.

Pour batter into a prepared cake pan and bake at 180°C for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

After making this cake I thought to myself I should have added some poppy seeds I had in the pantry, oh well, maybe next time, it is quite a dense cake rather than fluffy which is why I thought it would work well in a bunt pan.... Enjoy!


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