Orange Shake'm up Cake

"This recipe is for kids, it encourages kids to get involved in the kitchen and at the same time to have fun! - The idea of this recipe was from - The kids (Little Miss (DD) and my niece) made this for their grandmother. They had lots of fun counting and watching the jar change when the different ingredients were added. They were quite proud of themselves when they seen the end result. We topped it with melted white chocolate with a little copha and orange food dye. Suggestion with the recipe is grease the base or use baking paper on the bottom."
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Ready In:
1 square cake




  • Pre-heat oven at 180oC/350oC/Gas 4.
  • Break 2 eggs into a large top jar/container with a tight fitting lid. Seal and shake 10 times.
  • Add, sugar, oil, orange juice, seal and shake 20 more times or until blended.
  • Add, self raising flour, baking powder, salt, seal and shake 50 more times or until smooth.
  • Pour into square cake pan (8 x 8 inch) and bake for 20 minutes or until cake comes away from the sides or until skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
  • Ice with your favourite icing/frosting or sprinkle icing sugar.

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  1. This definitely isn't a recipe for kids only!<br/>I was in high-need of a Orange cake recipe that didn't ask for butter, as it was a Sunday and I craved cake to no end despite not having butter in the fridge. So this recipe was a true life-saver.<br/>I used a mixer,halved the sugar and added some Vanilla aroma orange zest.<br/><br/>My boyfriend exclaimed immediately that this was the best tasting cake I had ever made.<br/><br/>Highly recommended to people who might be in the same situation as I was ;)
  2. When I asked my son (6 years old) if he wanted to do a cake with me, he was so happy. He was happy to shake the bowl. The cake is so moist and airy. And the taste of orange is wonderful. The only thing I would change, is to reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup. Because me and DH find it just a little bit too sweet. But it's still yummy. Thanks Chef Flower :) Made for the Australian recipe swap for February 2012
  3. Quick, tasty cake recipe. Nice light texture and subtle orange flavor. I would leave the salt out next time. Thank for sharing the recipe.
  4. Good and easy! Buttery flavor and very tender. Skipped the jar bu stirred together with a whisk in no time. Used recipe #5274, and with this sub would cut out the salt in the cake recipe. Frosted with a half recipe of recipe #126165. A quick dessert that everyone enjoyed. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  5. I made a few variations, it turned out so soft and fluffy. I did also cheat by using a mixer. As well as adding some orange zest and vanilla essence, I also couldn't resist adding a couple Tblsps flour and around 1/2 a cup or so of Milk. I think that's what made my cake. It was delicious!!! My 7.y.o son really enjoyed this cake for supper with a glass of milk.


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