Blood orange cake

This delicious blood orange cake is not only light, gluten free and airy, but super tasty too! Feel free to use regular oranges instead.

This delicious blood orange cake is not only light and airy, but super tasty too! Feel free to use regular oranges instead.

Easter Weekend

Hey y’all! How was your Easter weekend? Did you have fun? I’m currently at my parents house, where I’m staying in my old room WITH my little kitty as the boyfriend is a weekend away with his friends. On Friday my aunt and now new uncle hosted a wedding party, which was such fun! My cousins were all there (one of the three has been away for a few months to French Guyana – finally reunited!) and we talked and laughed and danced a lot. I love dancing!

Also, on Saturday I met up with my lovely friends for some more talking and laughing. We’ve been friends for 9 years now, and I wouldn’t miss them for the world! On Sunday I enjoyed a big Easter brunch with my parents and younger brother, after which mom and I visited grandma for a bit. Today I’m just going to do some writing and photo editing, and that’s it for my Easter weekend!

This delicious blood orange cake is not only light and airy, but super tasty too! Feel free to use regular oranges instead.

 If you’re interested in some more talk, you might as well check out my YouTube account 🙂

Blood orange cake

I’m crazy about blood oranges. They are possibly my favourite fruit, and I think they for sure are the prettiest! That’s why I figured it was time for some more blood orange recipes on the blog. Why not try a blood orange cake? The sweet yet tart citrus fruit gives the perfect balance for a moist yet fluffy cake: exactly how I like them!

This delicious blood orange cake is not only light and airy, but super tasty too! Feel free to use regular oranges instead.

Photographing this cake proved a little more difficult, as I only had a few slices of not too pretty blood orange left. I figured I’d turn the juice of these slices into a blood orange icing: I thought it would look really cool…. Now it looks more like a barbie cake 😉 But ey, which girls doesn’t love a pink cake?! You can leave the icing behind if you like, or you can decorate the cake with a tart buttercream frosting instead. It’s up to you; it’s pretty good without any icing as well.

This delicious blood orange cake is not only light and airy, but super tasty too! Feel free to use regular oranges instead.

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Recipe

Oh, if blood oranges are out of season you can of course make this cake with regular oranges instead!

This delicious blood orange cake is not only light and airy, but super tasty too! Feel free to use regular oranges instead.

Hope you enjoy this recipe, see you soon!
Vivian

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This delicious blood orange cake is not only light, gluten free and airy, but super tasty too! Feel free to use regular oranges instead.

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Blood orange cake


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 180 g butter
  • 180 g sugar
  • 200 g (spelt) flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp blood orange juice
  • 1 tbsp apple vinegar
  • 1 tsp blood orange zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Whip together the butter and sugar until slightly fluffy. Add the eggs one by one and beat until combined.

  2. Add the vanilla, juice, zest and vinegar and mix well. In a separate bowl mix together the flour with the baking soda and baking powder.

  3. Start adding the flour mixture in fourths. Keep mixing well until you have a smooth mixture. Add a pinch of salt.

  4. Grease a pie mould with some butter or oil and pour in the mixture. Place in the oven for 60 minutes, or until a skewer comes out dry. Let cool down, and decorate if preferred.

For the blood orange icing

  1. Mix together 2-3 spoonfuls of the blood orange juice (or water) with enough powdered sugar to thicken it up. In my case this was around 50 grams. Pour over the cake, and let dry.

 

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6 thoughts on “Blood orange cake

  1. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend!! If any weekend involves dancing, then it definitely is a good one in my books 🙂 ! Blood oranges are up there for me as far as favourite fruit goes – they are super pretty and so juicy! That icing is a beauty of a colour and so cute that you referred to it as a ‘Barbie’ cake. Pink happens to be one of my favourite colours 😉 A big slice of this would be perfect right now with coffee – cake is just what Monday calls for! Have a great week, Vivian! xo
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    1. Ohhh yes totally Dawn – it had been so long since I danced that much! They are, aren’t they? I like how they are sweet but slightly tangy, too! You too Dawn, thanks for stopping by 🙂 xx

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