Orange Raisin Cake
Oranges make me smile. They are so bright and beautiful, I just can’t help bringing them home. However, I’m one of those people who buys these wonderful oranges and watches them slowly dry up sitting on my counter top. My reason is simple – its such a darn hard fruit to eat! The effort involved in peeling and eating an orange is too much for me; especially when I generally have the easy-to-eat apple and banana sitting right next to it. For weeks I torture myself as I watch my beautiful orange turn into a wrinkly hard brown ball.
But, no longer do my oranges need to suffer! No longer do I have to throw out the skeletal remains of what once held my happiness. This recipe makes it so easy to use up an entire orange. That’s right, it uses the ENTIRE orange – zest, pulp and juice. I guess you could say that this recipe is “green”.
I hope this recipe helps you find a mouthwatering way to save your orange today.
Orange Raisin Cake
1 Hour 10 Minutes
- 1 large orange
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup walnuts
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup SCD legal yogurt
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 inch pan using butter or a cooking spray.
2. Squeeze the orange and save about 1/3 cup of the juice. Its fine if there is no extra.
3. Place the orange peel, pulp, raisins and 1/3 cup walnuts in a food processor or grinder. Grind till the mixture becomes small chunks.
4. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup honey, baking soda and salt.
5. Add yogurt and eggs. Beat the mixture till it becomes a smooth paste.
6. Stir in orange-raisin mixture.
7. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
8. For the topping: Combine the orange juice, cinnamon, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts and 1/3 cup honey in a small pan. Heat until the mixture till it reduces by about a thrid and starts thickening.
9. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool. Slice and serve with a spoonful of the topping.