A simple yet scrumptious orange-scented cake made very easily in a food processor. Delicious plain or with coffee.
I hate this time of the year! Rain...cold....shorter days...so depressing. Adding to the misery is the produce section, no fruits whatsoever. All I see is citrus (but gorgeous ones though), apples and pears. I certainly spot berries but the inner foodie in me just doesn't incline to buying berries in the mid of dead winter. I'll wait for spring and go local. So, I stocked my basket with apples and oranges, dropped off an overdue book at the library and drove back home only to realize I had navel oranges, clementines and cuties. Really? what was I even thinking?? Lol 🙂 Anyways, we love to get our daily dose of vitamin-c, but it gets monotonous in a short while. Long story short, birth of my orange-walnut cake.
I came up this recipe about 3 weeks ago. First try- I sliced the cake while it was warm to make sure it came out right. Three of us polished off the entire cake even before it got a chance to cool completely. It was SOOOOOOOO GOOD! Hub-hub was not thrilled to find out that we didn't save a slice for him:) So, I made another one next day, just so that he could taste it. The cake was finished in about 3 hours after oven time. I baked this cake probably 11 times in just 2 ½ weeks and it never managed to make it to the second day. I did manage to share with friends and Sophia's school and all of them just went crazy for it. I already have folks waiting for this recipe.
So, what is so special about this cake, you might wonder. It's incredibly soft and tender, brimming with orange goodness, just the right amount of sweetness and SOOOOOOO YUM! All you need is your food processor to make this cake. NO stand mixer or hand blender required. And the ingredients, no complicated measurements-
½ cup walnuts/ butter/ sugar/ orange juice ;
½ teaspoon baking powder / baking soda / salt ;
2 eggs / oranges ;
1 cup flour ;
So simple right? The process is simple as well -
grind all dry ingredients in the food processor and transfer to a bowl
into same processor, process zest, butter and sugar
add eggs, process
add half flour mixture, process
add orange juice, process
add remaining flour, process
pour into a pan, bake and gobble it up
The beautiful pictures do justice to this wonderful cake. Will try this out
Thanks for stopping by Anindya and the kind words!
Can.I replace egg in the recipe, any Suggestions please ?
I loved the entire recipe and want to try making this one.
Though I haven't experimented with eggless baking, I found a proven method online - stir one tablespoon ground flax seeds with 3 tablepoons water together until it's mixed well. You can try this in place of one egg in any recipe. Hope this helps Dixita and appreciate you stopping by.
I was thinking about an orange cake this morning. Your recipe was right on time. I bet it would be good with toasted almonds. I had better make one of each.
That's a great idea and would certainly be delish. Thanks for stopping by Karen and happy baking!
This is so beautiful, and sounds like it tastes just as good as it looks!
Thank you Jessie for stopping by and the kind words
Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess
Ok, first of all that cake is gorgeous Maria! Second of all, I have some Cara Cara Oranges that I have been wanting to make something with. This looks perfect for that. The orange and walnut together is different...yum!!! <3
Awww...Thank you Kim. It's one of my favorite combo!
Jenny | The Baking Skillet
I love these flavors and please give me anything with walnuts and I will polish it off 🙂 This cake sounds truly tasty and a nice break from traditional coffee cakes!
Yes Jenny, orange and walnuts make a great combo. Thanks for stopping by!
This looks sooo good!!! I need to get over my fear of baking and try this recipe!
Miss Kim @ behgopa
It looks gorgeous. I love orange flavored baked goods. It would hit the spot with a cup of coffee!
It sure will:)
Love it, and looks simple enough that even someone like me can even do it xx thanks will try this out x
Thank you Emily:)
Yess! I need this recipe in my life. I love orange-flavored desserts. I will definitely be giving this one a try.
Thank you Stephanie 🙂
This is the first recipe I have tried from your blog.... AND I LOVED IT.
I was researching various recipes for the rasmalai cake, and found your blog. And I am glad I did!!! So many interesting recipes... not sure which I will try next.
thank you Maria - and more power to your kitchen.
Love from DubaiX0X0
Aww... thank you so much and glad that you liked it. Love..
Looks delicious.. Great texture.. Was wondering, if grinding the walnuts to flour consistency allows more flavour or lesser, than when they are finely chopped!!
Hi Neetika, grinding walnuts along with the flour helps it to become part of the flour, reducing the gluten which in turn helps the softer texture. In my opinion, that is hard to achieve when chopped. Hope it helps:)
Thank you so much for this recipe!! Absolutely amazing 🤩 my family love it soooo much and today I doubled the recipe! Definitely a favourite 💓
Hi Rosee, Glad that you loved the cake, Maria
Hi I love this recipe. Would love to try this out however I don't have a food processor. Can I use a grinder or hand whisk this?
1. Add all dry ingredients into a dry grinder and process until finely ground (make sure to stop and stir twice in between). Transfer to a bowl and save the grinder (do not wash, we will be using later for topping).
2. Add butter and sugar into a medium bowl and beat with a hand held electric beater, until smooth and creamy (3-4 minutes). Beat in eggs and orange zest, until smooth (about 1 minute).
3.Add the ground dry ingredients and continue beating, just until it comes together. DO NOT OVER MIX, you can do the final mixing with a rubber spatula.
4. Transfer batter to the prepared pan and make the topping.
5. Make orange sugar topping. Add all ingredients into the same dry grinder and process. Sprinkle on top of the cake.
6. Bake according to instructions.
Hope it helps - Maria