Orange Cake

This recipe uses two whole oranges including the rind. Using the orange rind gives it a really nice flavor.


½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
½ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 oranges minced or ground up using a food processor
2 scant cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup walnuts, chopped
1 can frosting of your choice, I like dark chocolate


Preheat your oven to 350°F.

I wash my oranges, then cut them into 8ths, removing the seeds and then pulse them in my food processor until they are ground up well. You could grind them in a meat grinder, or chop them up with a knife then run them through your blender. If you are really good with a knife, then mince them finely by hand.

In a large bowl whisk the baking soda into the buttermilk.

Fold in all other ingredients.

Butter and flour a 9 inch square baking pan, then add the batter to the pan.

Bake about 45 minutes.

Remove; allow to cool on a wire rack, and frost.