Posts Tagged 'honey and ginger icecream'

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 🙂


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