Sticky Saucy Orange Cake

Today was one of those rare days I felt like baking a cake, mostly fuelled by a disappointing purchase of a bag of not very juicy oranges from Tesco. I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away so I hunted about for a recipe to use them up. Well worth the effort…

Ingredients for cake

3/4 cup of butter
1.5 cups caster sugar
1.5 tbsp grated orange rind (I calculated this as the rind of 1 orange)
4 eggs
1/2 cup plain yoghurt
3 tbsp orange juice
2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarb of soda
  1. Preheat oven to 180c. Grease a cake tin.
  2. Cream butter & sugar til fluffy, mix in orange rind.
  3. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well.
  4. Mix yoghurt & orange juice – add to mixture and blend well.
  5. Sieve flour & bicarb into mixture and stir to combine until smooth.
  6. Pour into cake tin.
  7. Bake for about 40 mins. Stand in cake tin for 5 mins then turn out onto wire rack to cool slightly.

Ingredients for sauce

1 cup fresh orange juice
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp grated orange or lemon rind (or a mix)
1/2 cup of sugar
…I added a big spoonful of delicious chilli orange marmalade made by my talented friend Mrs. Chutney

Mix all the sauce ingredients in a pan. Bring to the boil and boil for 5 mins. Then pour over the cake while still hot.

We tucked into a slice while it was still hot and added a dollop of honey and ginger ice cream. Gorgeous 🙂


3 Responses to “Sticky Saucy Orange Cake”

  1. 1 Kaz 19/02/2011 at 8:29 pm

    That sounds so absolutely delish I can almost taste it, can I copy your recipe pretty please 🙂 and so glad the chilli marmalade played a part too.

  2. 2 denise lever 20/02/2011 at 3:17 pm

    Could eat it from the pictures! Definately going to give this one a go its looks so scrumptious! x

  3. 3 Julia 20/02/2011 at 5:57 pm

    I need to be in the right frame of mind for baking too. This looks delicious, seeing that slice, I could be inspired to start baking right now.

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