Recipe by foodtvfan
A tasty orange cake, quick and easy to make with the help of a blender or food processor. Substitute chopped nuts for the raisins to make an orange nut cake.
Top Review by In The Kitchen w/Grandma
Yummy-licious! Quick and easy and bursting with vibrant flavors. I made it on the spur of the moment and didn't have enough raisins so I added enough dried cranberries to make 1 cup. It was delicious. I think any dried fruit or combination of dried fruits would work: apricots, cranberries, dates, cherries, papaya, etc. Next time I'll add nuts too. My mouth waters just thinking about it.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 whole seedless orange, with juice, rind and pulp
- 1⁄2 cup shortening, room temperature
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a bundt (tube) pan well.
- Sift flour, baking soda and salt together in a large mixing bowl. (Place sifter over the bowl.)
- Rinse the raisins under cool water in a strainer; drain well on paper towels or a clean tea towel. Add the raisins to the flour mixture, toss to coat the raisins.
- Cut the whole seedless orange into chunks. Place the orange chunks, shortening, eggs, sugar and sour cream in the blender or food processor. Process to make a puree.
- Add puree to dry ingredients lightly and quickly. Do not overmix.
- Pour batter into the prepared tube pan.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until cake tests done. Meanwhile, prepare topping to pour over hot cake.
- Mix orange juice and sugar together well. Pour mixture over the hot cake.