While I was down home with my family, I talked to my Mom a lot about family recipes. She remembered this orange cake recipe that her Mother used to make all the time, we found the recipe and decided we had to make it (and veganize it!) Seriously, this cake explodes with flavor! It is delicious and I would say just perfect for the holiday season! At the bottom of the post I’ll give you the vegan and “normal” printer friendly options. I hope you enjoy as much as we do.
Grandma’s Orange Kiss-Me Cake
What you’ll need:
1 large orange, squeezed and juice reserved for topping
1 cup raisins
1/3 cup walnuts
2 cups flour (can be made gluten free with a GF all -purpose mix)
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegan butter, room temperature
3/4 cup plain almond milk
2 very ripe bananas, smashed
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
What you’ll do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.
In a food processor, grind the orange (after it’s juiced has been squeezed), raisins, and walnuts until blended, but still chunky. Pour into a large bowl.
In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter until smooth and add in the milk. Working in three batches add in the dry ingredients and beat for two minutes.
Add the eggs or bananas and beat an additional 2 minutes.
Fold in the orange, raisin, nut mixture.
Pour into a well greased 9 inch spring form pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
When the cake is done and still warm, pour the 1/2 cup orange juice over the cake. Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and chopped walnuts in a bowl and sprinkle over the top.
Let cool and serve.
Vegan Printer Friendly Version
I love the name of this cake! So cute. I’m a big fan of citrus in desserts, so this sounds delicious!
Mmm nothing like Grandma’s recipes. Love the sound of this!
yum! your cake recipes always look amazing.
this was so delicious! actually a perfect “breakfast” cake with a hot cup of coffee. Or with afternoon tea.
yummy! seems to be a great recipe! will have to try this one!
Leslie, this sounds so delicious! A few questions tho…Do you put the entire orange (peel and all) into the food processor after juicing? What happens to orange peel during the baking process? I don’t have a food processor and use my blender, should I hand chop instead? I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks!
LOL Fantastic AmazingPost
Yes Val, the whole orange peel and all. I’m not sure how it will turn out if you put it in the blender… Let me know 🙂