Make orange cake!
If the mess we made making this cake is any indication of the amount of fun we had making it, well then this was one fun cake to make.
We chose a whole orange recipe, which basically means that you process up the whole orange, skin, seeds and all. Which all made perfect sense to me at the start, but I don't have a food processor, I have a stick blender. So much to the boys delight, we spent half an hour jamming the stick blender into three cut up oranges, in an entertaining attempt to puree them.
While I don't think we quite made a puree any self respecting baby would eat, we did manage to jam those oranges up into a pulp, and invite our neighbours over for afternoon tea...
I followed the recipe fairly loosely, doubling the quantities because when I make cake, I make cake.
Whole Orange Cake
180ml melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
orange juice and zest
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Process the whole orange in your food processor. Or really enjoy your experience and take your time trying to do it with a stick blender. Add all other ingredients and mix, pop into pre-greased and floured cake tin into preheated oven.
Cook for 45 minutes.
To make the icing, mix it all together adding orange juice until you have the consistency you want.
Invite the people over who gave you the oranges, and offer them some cake and a cup of tea.