English Orange Cake

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Recipe by Schala

This is one of my favorite cakes to make. I originally got it from the newsletter of author Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels. Not sure where she got it. I originally made it because I had never seen a recipe like it. It makes a dense and moist cake that is absolutely delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream sugar and butter together with beater until fluffy.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, milk, and eggs; mix until all is incorporated.
  4. Add one orange which you have removed imperfections from, quartered, deseeded, and then pureed in a blender or food processor (yes, rind and all).
  5. (Optional) Stir raisins and walnuts into batter.
  6. Pour into greased cake mold with a center hole. Bake for 50-60 minutes until knife inserted comes out with moist crumbs. Let cool to warm and overturn onto a plate.
  7. While cake is still warm, mix the juice of one orange with 1/2 cup sugar until the sugar dissolves (may need to heat slightly). Slowly pour by spoonfuls all over the cake.

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