Light and perfumed, gritty and moist – this is a superb cake.
You will need a baking dish – this is a batter cake.
4 medium sized eggs
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
2 cups of flour (any kind will do oat, corn meal, wheat) or you can add ground almonds as part of the flour here for extra grit
4 tsps baking powder
A bit of salt
1/2 cup of fresh orange juice
Zest from 2 oranges
1 tsp vanilla extract of vanilla sugar
Preheat the oven to 180 deg C
Get a big bowl and add the eggs and sugar and beat, then add the oil and the dry ingredients – mix
Put in the juice, vanilla and orange zest -mix.
Pour in to the baking dish. At this point I put on a sheet of greaseproof paper over it to stop it from burning.
Bake for approx 40 mins.
You can make this cake with whole boiled oranges using the flesh and peel in the recipe – it’s a more dense and moist cake, and more orangey!