Orange Lightning Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 orange (unpeeled)
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 125gms softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sultanas or raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 160 deg C. Grease a 20cm diameter cake tin and line the base with baking paper.
  2. Cut the orange into quarters, remove the seeds and whizz in a food processor until finely chopped.
  3. Dissolve B soda in 1/2 cup water and add to the food processor with butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and flour. Whizz to combine. Add sultanas or raisins, and walnuts if using, and stir with a spoon or pulse several times to just combine (don’t whizz them or they will break up)
  4. Pour into prepared cake tin and bake until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. (about 1 hour)
  5. Orange lightening cake will keep in an airtight container for up to a week or can be frozen.