I occasionally pop over and visit a wonderful blog called “Down To Earth”. It is written by a lovely lady called Rhonda Hetzel.

Book Cover:  Down to EarthRhonda has just released her first book of the same name. It is a comprehensive guide to simple living.

I bought it for myself on Mothers Day and have not been disappointed. It is a beautiful book full of wonderful little gems of information on how to run a simple but wholesome household.

At the very back of the book is a recipe for a “Whole Orange Cake”. It looked so easy to make that I thought I would give it a go. Again, Rhonda didn’t disappoint. This is not only one of the easiest cakes I’ve ever made, it is also full of orangey goodness.

Everything goes in the food processor….how easy.Cake process

My hubby didn’t think it was quite sweet enough, but I have to disagree, I love the not-so-sweet taste that oranges give to cake. I also love almonds with orange so I think I will try a version with almond meal at some stage. I’ll let you know how I go and if it works when I try.

I only have one tip when making this recipe. I have a fan forced oven and so next time I’m going to drop the temperature to 160C and cook for a bit longer because the bottom of the cake burnt slightly.

I’ve typed the recipe out for you here (Whole Orange Cake). If you are interested in the book you can find it online here or at any good bookstore.


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