The best Orange Olive Oil Cake – Thermomix & regular recipes

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Just in case you missed it BE&S turned one this month and this is the cake that we celebrated with.   The anniversary day itself came and went, so sorry, no party but if you read my post on Tuesday I’m using the “birthday” to change up the content of the blog a bit (you can read about it here).  But I did want you to have a little take away goodie to mark the occasion too and so here is the “best” Orange & Olive Oil Cake.  It’s the best because Miss 6 said so, given that she is my fussy eater I’m taking it and running with it because that is high praise indeed!  High fives to that.

There wasn’t a crumb left of this in the lunch boxes either which is also saying something.  I was inspired to make this by seeing a simply stunning version of it in this months Home Beautiful Magazine (May 2015) which was beautifully iced and decorated with edible flowers and a teeny tiny banner saying “Mum”.  My skills don’t go that far so a sprinkle of icing sugar was all we got (with teeny tiny party hats) but the cake speaks for itself whether it’s iced or not.

I used gluten free flour which worked really well so don’t be afraid if you need to use that too.  First up is the regular method followed by the Thermomix version.  Either way you definitely need to try this one, it’s simply the best!

What you need:

3 eggs

1 C raw caster sugar

3/4 C extra virgin olive oil

1/2 C milk

1/2 C orange juice (about 1  1/2 oranges)

2 C plain flour (I used gluten free)

1 tsp baking pwder

1/2 tsp bi-carb soda

3 tsp finely grated orange zest

1/4 C icing sugar

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 180 C and grease and line a 22 cm round springform cake tin.

In an electric mixer bowl place the eggs and the sugar and beat until pale and creamy.

With the beater still going drizzle in the oil and keep beating until the mixture becomes thick.

Add the in the milk, juice and zest and beat until all combined.

Sift in the flour, baking powder and bi-carb soda folding and whisk until smooth.

Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 1 hour or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.  (if the cake is starting to brown half way through cover it with foil).

Cool in the tin for at least 15 minutes and then turn out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Sprinkle with icing sugar.

Enjoy! (keep scrolling for Thermomix version)

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Does it look like the cake has a wry smile happening?
The best Orange Olive Oil Cake – Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 200 g raw caster sugar
  • 140 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 120 g milk
  • 100g orange juice (about 1 1/2 oranges)
  • 260 g plain flour (I used a gluten free one)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bi-carb soda
  • 3 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • 1/4 C icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C and grease & line a 22 cm round springform tin.
  2. Peel an orange and place 3 - 4 strips of peel only in the TM bowl and grate speed 8 / 10 seconds. Set aside.
  3. Put eggs and sugar into the TM bowl and mix Speed 6 / 35 seconds
  4. Insert the butterfly and add the oil Speed 6 / 30 seconds
  5. Add the milk & juice and combine Speed 3 / 5 seconds
  6. Add the flour, baking powder and bi-carb soda and zest and combine Speed 3 / 10 seconds
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. (If browning too much half way through cover it with foil)
  8. Cool in the tin for at least 15 minutes before turning it out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely
  9. Sift icing sugar over the top and enjoy eating it immensely!
http://www.boiledeggsandsoldiers.com/2015/04/the-best-orange-olive-oil-cake-thermomix-regular-recipes/
Recipe adapted from Home Beautiful May 2015

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12 comments on “The best Orange Olive Oil Cake – Thermomix & regular recipes

  1. Mum Of Five Girls
    April 30, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Looks delicious!! Love those little party hats!!!

    • Vicki
      April 30, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      Thank you – I wish I could remember where I found them as I love them too!

  2. Kat - The Organised Housewife
    April 30, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    This looks great! And those hats are oh so cute.:)

    • Vicki
      April 30, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you – it really is a yummy one! The eggs were the perfect size for the hats!

  3. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    April 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I love olive oil cakes – this one sounds totally ace! Orangeyboom!

    • Vicki
      April 30, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      It is ace Sammie! x

  4. Fleur - Our Urban Box
    April 30, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Yum! Thanks for the recipe. I love orange cake! And congrats on your bloggy birthday x

    • Vicki
      April 30, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks Fleur can’t believe it’s been a year already!

  5. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    May 1, 2015 at 11:37 am

    No wonder there were no crumbs left – yum! #fabulousfoodiefridays

    • Vicki
      May 1, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      Ha ha! My friend just made for a birthday morning tea and it was just as good second time round as well! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    May 3, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Yum!!!!! I love anything that is this simple. I don’t usually put olive oil in my cakes, so I definitely need to try this. How good is orange cake! Thanks so much for joining our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party 🙂

    • Vicki
      May 3, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      This one is a good one Lucy I think you’ll like it. Hope you had a great weekend. x

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