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Orange cake (exotic twist)

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Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 40 minutes

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Serves 8

This orange cake isn’t like every other. The Orange gives an underlying hint of citrus sweetness yet juxtaposed with the punch of the cinnamon gives a playground of flavours. Due to being partnered with the dates it gives a healthy feeling to help u not feel guilty when devouring this beautiful cake.

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Batter ingredients

  • 110g Softened margarine
  • 175g Sifted self raising flour
  • 100g Caster sugar
  • 75g Demerara sugar
  • 1 Grated rind of an orange
  • 5tbsp Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 6+ Dates
  • 1-2 tsp Cinnamon


  • 75g Icing sugar
  • 1 freshly squeezed orange


  1. Mix all batter ingredients, remembering to sift to flour , grate the orange rind and chop the dates into small pieces Remember to preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius

  2. Once all batter ingredients are mixed, beat them together until smooth and pour into a greased tin (a loaf tin is preferable)

  3. Bake the cake for 40 minutes at 180degrees Celsius

  4. Once the cake is out of the oven and has cooled, heat the freshly squeezed orange juice and mix with the icing sugar till it is all dissolved.

  5. Once all dissolved, poke a few holes in the cake and pour the icing generously onto the cake allowing it to weep into the holes.

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