Orange Cake

This is another BBC recipe, by Jayne Rawlings from The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best and I wanted to try it because, like the Clementine Cake it is also gluten free. I was unsure what size oranges to use and I suspect I should have chosen larger ones; in the end, I added a little pineapple juice and two pineapple slices to decorate.

IMG_5601This cake is best made the day before serving, and will keep in an airtight tin in a cool place for up to 5 days.


2 oranges, diced (including skins), pips removed
115g margarine, plus extra for greasing
115g sugar
2 medium free-range eggs, beaten
3 tsp baking powder
175g semolina

Preparation method

Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Grease a deep 20cm tin with margarine.

Purée the diced oranges in a food processor, and set aside.

Cream the margarine and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs and then add the baking powder and semolina. Stir to combine, then fold the orange pulp through the mixture.

Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, and put into the oven.

After the first 10 minutes, turn the oven temperature down to 170ºC and bake for a further 40 minutes, or until the cake is golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Remove the cake from the oven, and allow to cool in the tin. Once cool, run a knife around the edge of the tin to release the cake, and then turn out. To serve, cut the cake into 12 slices.

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