• oranges
  • eggs
  • oilseed
  • sugar
  • flour
  • baking powder

Time is very very pressing, right now: work, projects, life, so sometimes I barely manage to stay at home for two or three hours… and, needless to say, also my time in the kitchen is very limited. But I would never give up on cooking, even if I wanted to, so I have to look for faster recipes.. faster or, as someone would say, smart recipes.

This someone is Stefania, aka Araba Felice, a real guru in the field of smart recipes. And I always save these recipes for dark times.. because, sooner or later, but dark times will come, and it’s better be ready, uh?!

But, even in darker times, I could never live without having breakfast. And I admit it, I’m spoiled, so I usually have breakfast with something home-made, something easy but genuine.

So, when I saw Stefania’s cake with two (for me three) oranges in it, I immediately fell in love with it: simple ingredients, easy and quick to make (it takes 10 minutes, really), light… in a word, perfect for breakfast! The only requirement: a blender!

I only added an orange (mine were too little), reduced sugar (250 g instead of 300 g) and didn’t glaze the cake (but you can find the recipe in my note).


When time is pressing… cake with whole oranges in it


Recipe type: Cake, Breakfast
  • 2 big oranges (or 3, if they’re small/medium size)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 190 ml oilseed
  • 250 g sugar (in the original recipe 300 g)
  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 16 g baking powder
  1. Peel the oranges to the flesh (eliminate every possible white part).
  2. Cut them into slices (eliminating the white parts also there, ’cause they release the bitter and ’cause it’s difficult to blend) and eliminate the seeds, too. Put everything in the food processor together with eggs and oilseed. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Now add flour, baking powder and sugar. Blend again briefly and pour the mixture into a baking pan lined with parchment paper (or, if you prefer, greased and floured; I chose to grease the pan).
  4. Bake in a 356°F (180 ° C) preheated oven at for 30 to 40 minutes (check with a toothpick).
  5. Let it cool down, take it out of the pan. This cake will stay soft for several days.
  6. If you like, prepare the glaze (see the notes) and add it to the cake.
For the glaze (quoting Stefania). Ingredients: about 5-6 tablespoons of powdered sugar, orange juice (or water). Procedure: add the orange juice (or water) to the sugar one teaspoon at a time, until you have a not too liquid (but not too thick) mixture, that you could easily pour on the cake. Pour it, wait for it to dry, then serve.



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