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Old Orange Sponge Cake
Did your oranges get old? Don´t throw them away!
We have all been there, you buy fruit and put it on the table for your family to eat. Only that they don´t eat it and your fruit goes bad. Usually you sigh and put them in the bin. No need for that anymore, you have thrown your last oranges away!
The other day I was just about to do the same thing when I realized that I could probably use them for something else. With a cake in my mind I started to make an orange cake.
The thing about this recipe is that you don´t have to try to take off the peel and then lose half of your orange. That is because you use everything. When you have finished reading this recipe you might think that the cake will not be very tasty. You couldn´t be more wrong, it tastes lovely!
It does contain a good deal of sugar but you can easily reduce that, but you won´t get that crusty topping that comes with it.
The same thing with eggs, I usually use eggs sparingly in my cakes except for this time. Using only one or two eggs will also reduce the amount of flour and the cake will not be as ¨heavy¨. It does come out a bit heavier than the normal sponge cake without losing that airy feeling of a good sponge cake.
I will never again throw away my oranges after making this cake, it is definitely worth the work that comes with it!
When you start making the cake the smell might put you off a bit and you might think that the cake will taste of orange peel. Well it will but it will be a very pleasant taste so don´t stop. I have named the cake Old Orange Sponge Cake as it contains just old oranges.
Old Orange Sponge Cake.
4 (old) oranges
3 cups of sugar
3 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
To make the orange juice:
1: Make sure that your oranges are clean.
2: Cut the oranges in quarters, put in a pan and cover with water. The water is supposed to only cover the oranges, no more than that.
3: Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
4: Pour over the remaining liquid in a bowl.
5: Mash the oranges with a glass or something suitable to squeeze out more juice from the oranges.
6: Now you should have about 2 cups of orange juice. (if not add some water and let everything simmer another 3 minutes)
1: Beat the eggs and the sugar until white and creamy.
2: Melt the butter and let it cool.
3: Add the juice and the butter to the eggs.
4: Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl.
5: Add the flour, little at a time, to the egg mix. Stir well.
6: Pour into a (round) baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes 175°.
Serve as it is or with whipped cream.