California Sunshine Cake

Recipe by Chef George S.
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • Juice the oranges, reserving juice for topping.
  • Put the orange rind, the raisins and the nuts through the medium blade of a meat grinder (or process with steel blade in food processor until a coarse grind is achieved).
  • Combine butter and sugar in mixer bowl and beat together until fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time and continue beating until completely incorporated.
  • Combine salt, flour and baking soda and sift together.
  • Add flour and buttermilk alternately in 3 portions, mixing on low after each addition.
  • Fold in orange, raisin, nut mixture until completely combined.
  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9" X 13" pan or a bundt pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean.
  • While cake is still hot, pierce all over with a fork.
  • Mix orange juice, sugar and cinnamon and carefully pour mixture over cake. (This is harder on the bundt cake -- be patient).
  • When cake has cooled, remove from pan.
  • Refrigerate leftover cake.