Rating: 4.25 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

I have made this orange raisin cake a lot with pulpy oranges. So good when served warm. Use a blender or a food processor to grind the orange.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • Squeeze the orange and reserve 1/3 cup of the juice. Grind the orange peel and pulp, raisins and 1/3 cup walnuts together. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add milk, shortening, and eggs. Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in orange-raisin mixture.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

  • For the topping: Drizzle reserved 1/3 cup orange juice over warm cake. In a small bowl combine 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 cup walnuts; sprinkle over cake

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 24.9g; fat 7g; cholesterol 16.5mg; sodium 160.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2005
I used butter instead of shortening. The ingredients list should include additional 1/4 cup of walnuts. I made the topping and placed it on top of the cake prior to baking. The cake tasted wonderful. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/14/2011
This is just an OK cake. I followed the recipe exactly did not change a thing. But although I enjoyed the taste of the cake did not like the texture. It was so dense not a light moist cake at all. Hopefully it will taste a little better in the morning! Just did not wow me! Read More
(6)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2005
I used butter instead of shortening. The ingredients list should include additional 1/4 cup of walnuts. I made the topping and placed it on top of the cake prior to baking. The cake tasted wonderful. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
11/14/2011
This is just an OK cake. I followed the recipe exactly did not change a thing. But although I enjoyed the taste of the cake did not like the texture. It was so dense not a light moist cake at all. Hopefully it will taste a little better in the morning! Just did not wow me! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2011
I made this for the photo contest and was amazed by how good it was. The cinnamon sugar topping made the cake. It was great warm or cold and will be perfect around the holidays. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2004
This is a great recipie. It's not overly sweet and by using the whole orange you minimize food waste. The cake was moist tangy and packed with flavor; it was a welcome alternative to the super sweet desserts. Thanks. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2011
YUM! Really good as a coffee cake or a morning snack! I took someone's advice and added the topping before baking; it worked nicely. I might omit the cinnamon in the topping next time because I'm not 100% certain it works with the orange flavour. But otherwise very good cake!! And I love using the WHOLE orange! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2007
This is a great cake and a great way to use up your entire orange. I ate it for breakfast all week long. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2011
This is a GREAT cake - very moist very flavorful and a crowd pleaser! I think you could easily serve this as a coffee cake with a crumb topping for breakfast. I frosted it with cream cheese icing for a birthday party and had compliments galore (a nice change from carrot cake was a frequent comment). This would also make great muffins w/ streusel topping - so many options! I plan to make this a lot at my B&B - thanks so much for a wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2009
I saw this cake being made on PBS and looked for the recipe. It's a great breakfast cake/meal not too sweet! An important tip I got from PBS is to use a grinder attachment for your Kitchenaid mixer as it does a great job w/ the nuts then raisins then orange. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2007
I made this for my boyfriend's birthday and he liked it as well as my friends. It smelled great coming out of the oven! Read More
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