Rustic Orange Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by uluru

This is an "old fashioned orange cake" I have my dear Mother's recipe book(hand written) it is 70 years old! I think these recipes were exchanged with her sisters who were all from Polish decent)

Top Review by Mirj2338

I love this cake! The house smelled wonderful while I was boiling the oranges! It's very easy, has no flour (perfect for Passover), the only fat comes from the egg yolks and the almonds, and it's delicious. I made this for dessert last night and it got rave reviews from family and guests. I made my own simple icing from powdered sugar and orange juice. There's only one piece left and guess what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow morning!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil 2 oranges for 2 hours (this can be done the day before).
  2. Chop the oranges into small pieces taking out any pits.
  3. Put these into a food processor.
  4. Add eggs and beat.
  5. Then add ground almonds.
  6. Then sugar.
  7. And Baking Powder.
  8. Beat all these together in food processor.
  9. When mixed (keep an eye on the mix as it is a pretty full bowl) and stir occasionally to make sure it is all mixed.
  10. Oil a 9 inch (23 cms) spring form pan and pour the mixture in and bake in a 185-190c (about 350 degrees F) for 1 hour.
  11. check occasionally (depending on oven temperature as oven temps vary) and make sure the center is set.
  12. When cold make this icing and spread on cake.
  13. Icing-----------.
  14. Whisk all together over hot water till liquid.
  15. melts and is pourable.
  16. Serve as is or with whipped cream.

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