Oscar’s Orange Cake

If friends are dropping by on short notice, then Oscar’s Orange Cake could come to the rescue. Simply blend the ingredients, bake and enjoy with a cup of tea – and conversation!

1 whole orange
180g melted butter
3 eggs
1 cup caster sugar
1 & 1/2 cups self-raising flour

2 & 1/2 cups icing sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
Orange juice
Orange zest to decorate

Preheat oven to 180’C
Grease and bottom-line a loaf tin, 12cm x 22cm. Cut the orange into large chunks, leaving the skin on. Place in a large food processor and blend until well pureed. Add the remaining ingredients and process until well missed. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 50 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then turn out of tin and cool on a wire rack.

To make the icing
Sift the icing sugar and mix with melted butter and enough orange juice for a spreadable consistency. Ice the cooled cake and decorate with orange zest.