Louisiana Cajun Orange Cake

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READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by LadyAngel1124

I translated this recipe from my high school French textbook something like 18 years ago. I know that the ground-up whole orange part sounds a little weird, but don't worry--it keeps the cake from being too sweet, and the slight bitterness the pith adds to it actually works quite well. (Prep time is estimated)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut one orange into pieces, remove all pits.
  3. Grind orange pieces, rind and all, in a blender or food processor.
  4. Remove ground orange pulp to a small bowl.
  5. Grind nuts and raisins.
  6. Add nut and raisin mixture to ground orange pulp and mix.
  7. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  8. Add milk and margarine, and beat for 2 minutes.
  9. Add eggs, beat another 2 minutes.
  10. Add orange, nut and raisin mixture, and mix well with a large spoon.
  11. Pour into a greased and floured 13 x 9" pan.
  12. Bake 40-50 minutes.
  13. While cake is baking, combine remaining nuts, sugar and cinnamon for the topping.
  14. Turn cake onto a serving plate and drizzle with orange juice.
  15. Sprinkle with topping mixture.
  16. Serve, and enjoy!
  17. NOTE: To make this cake in a bundt pan, increase baking time by about 10 minutes.

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