Orange and date cake with candied orange

 

This cake is a variation I have made to the Thermomix 30 second whole orange cake recipe, to make the cake in the thermomix put all the ingredients in the bowl and blend, so easy! I’ve dressed it up a bit by adding the candied oranges.

1 orange
200 grams butter
200 grams sugar
100 grams dates
3 eggs
300 grams self raising flour

Icing
1 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon butter
warm water

Candied orange
1 orange
1 cup sugar
½ cup water

 

Puree the whole chopped up orange in a food processor. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy beat in eggs and flour and beat in orange and finely chopped dates. Pour the mix into a 20cm greased and lined cake tin and bake in a 180 C oven for about 25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Turn cake out on to a cake rack to cool.

To make the candied orange finely slice the oranges. Over a low heat in a large pan dissolve the water and sugar and bring to a gentle simmer add the orange slices and simmer for about 15 minutes turning occasionally until cooked through. Cool on a cake rack.

To make the icing beat the butter into the sugar and add just enough water to make a smooth runny icing, pour over cooled cake and top with the orange slices.
orange and date cake