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Orange-In-A-Blender Cake

By Lee Price on July 5, 2011 in Food

Just when you think you’ve got this whole baking thing down, along comes a recipe like this. Put an orange in a blender? A whole orange? Skin, pips, everything?

Yes folks, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. That’s exactly what this recipe asks you to do. I’d like to thank Joanna from Bronte for this recipe. Joanna says it’s been a firm favourite for some time now, and I can see why.

This cake is so easy to make and has a delicious citrus tang without being too over-powering. Perfect for a quick afternoon tea, this cake tastes the best when eaten on the day it was made.

With such basic ingredients, all you have to do is keep an orange in the fruit bowl and you’ll never be short of a cake again.


1 orange – skin, pips, the whole bit
1.5 cups self-raising flour
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
180g melted butter
Icing sugar, for dusting once baked


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line a round or rectangle cake tin.

Cut your orange, skin and all, into very small pieces. Place in the blender and whiz together. Add all of the other ingredients (except the icing sugar) and blend until just combined.

Pour the mixture into your prepared tin and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Dust with icing sugar and serve as is, still warm, or with a spoonful of cream, ice cream or natural yoghurt. Delicious!

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  1. The orange cake in a blender blew up my blender… it was way too thick a mixture to try to blend 🙁

    Posted by: Alexandra | July 7, 2011, 7:27 PM |

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    • Oh no Alexandra that is no good!
      I’m trying to think why that would have happened to you.
      Did you blend the orange pieces first before adding everything else?

      Posted by: Lee Price | July 26, 2012, 3:43 PM |

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  2. This is my favourite recipe! it’s great, I use half wholemeal flour and put the mixture in muffin tins and then send them to school for recess (the muffins freeze really well and you can then grab one each morning when making lunches!).
    Re blender blowing up – poor you!! I cut the orange into about 16 chunks before putting it in, and maybe needs a blender with a bigger motor (750W or more I would say).

    Posted by: Sophie | November 1, 2012, 9:34 AM |

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  3. I just rediscovered this recipe, so quick & easy – and adding dark choc chip makes a choc Orange cake to die for.

    Posted by: Kimberley | December 14, 2014, 1:10 PM |

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