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yummy!
This cake is based upon the recipe for orange pound cake in the great british village show book by James Martin, however i've changed a few bits to make it simpler and a bit cheaper! tis a yummy change to a victoria sponge cake.

Posted by Hannah from London, United Kingdom • Published See Hannah's 12 projects »
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  • How to bake a fruit cake. Orange Loaf Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather together all the ingredients, weigh them out and pre heat the oven.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Orange Loaf Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    line the bottom and the long sides of the loaf tin with baking paper.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Orange Loaf Cake - Step 3
    Step 3

    sieve the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Then put the butter (4.5 oz), eggs, orange zest and juice (half an orange), ground almonds and vanilla essence into the bowl.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Orange Loaf Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    whisk all the ingredients together in the bowl until the mixture turns pale and as smooth as it can be.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Orange Loaf Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    pour the mixture into the loaf tin and put into the oven. Bake for 40- 45 mins or until you can put a skewer into the middle of the cake and it comes out clean.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Orange Loaf Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    while the cake is in the oven make the icing for the middle and top of the cake. i never measure the ingredients i do it by taste so the guild lines i've given may need to be altered slightly depending on how it's looking!

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Orange Loaf Cake - Step 7
    Step 7

    put the butter and icing sugar into a bowl and mix it together until it's very pale and smooth keep tasting it to see if you need to add more sugar or butter. you want it to taste sweet and not greasy. Once the mixture is smooth add in the juice and keep mixing you may need to add a bit more sugar if it gets too runny. cover this bowl and put it into the fridge until you need it.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Orange Loaf Cake - Step 8
    Step 8

    when the timer goes off take the cake out of the oven and allow it to cool for 15 mins in the tin. then simply pull either side of the baking paper and lift the cake out of the tin. Leave the cake to cool until it is completely cold.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Orange Loaf Cake - Step 9
    Step 9

    when the cake has completly cooled take a sharp knife and cut the cake in half.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Orange Loaf Cake - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cover the bottom half of the cake with the icing you made earlier leaving a little left over to cover the top.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Orange Loaf Cake - Step 11
    Step 11

    put the top half ontop of the bottom half and smooth over a thin layer of icing onto the top.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Orange Loaf Cake - Step 12
    Step 12

    cover with almond flakes and that's it! make a brew and have a slice of cake. super!

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Hannah
Hannah · London, GB · 12 projects
o no!
thank you for that i totally hadn't noticed.
xx
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Vicky
Vicky · Colchester, England, GB · 55 projects
Can I add that you've forgotten in your instructions to add the sugar Happy Lovely cake though.
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Tosh
Tosh · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 11 projects
yummy
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