I love that it only has 5 ingredients (I have a million recipe books that I NEVER use, I realised recently .that I don't use them because a big list of ingredients tends to put me off and overwhelm me)
So here is my DISCLAIMER: If you make it today, you may eat it and go meh it's certainly nice, but not worth all the fuss Sally. If I am making it for an occasion (I made it on Friday for the lunch at our house on Saturday, covered in butter icing and orange zest, served on a platter with juicy grapes and watermelon), I ALWAYS make it the day before as it just moistens even more and the orange flavour develops even more. Nomnomnom.
Anyway, short point - this is my fave cake recipe. It is quick and easy and super tasty, particularly if you make it a day ahead.
GEORGIE LOVE'S WHOLE ORANGE LAZY LADY CAKEingredients:
1 Whole Orange
1 Cup Caster Sugar
1.5 Cups Self Raising Flour
180 Grams Melted Butter or Margarine
Preheat oven to 180 (or 160 fan forced). Wash your orange, I usually cut the little green tip off and then cut into quarters. Chuck into a food processor and blend until orange is all mashed up and smooth. Add everything else, don't even sift the flour, just chuck it all in and process until smooth. I have made this as a circle cake and cupcake, but most usually a bar tin which I just spray with alfa one oil spray and line with baking paper. Chuck in oven, cook for 40-60 minutes. Check around 40 with a skewer and see if it comes clean - if not, bake a little longer. If top starts to brown before cake is fully ready, cover top of tin with a little more baking paper, this stops it browning (THANKS for the tip CWA Cookbook!)
I sometimes ice, only if requested by DrMr or we have company - I find butter icing with lemon or orange zest on top is perfect, I have thought about doing a white chocolate icing or orange syrup drizzle, but can't go past the old favourite.
Would love to know if you make it and what you think.