Anthony received this recipe of "Annabel Langbeins"from his sister the other day as as she had just made it and said it was really good. Tony was keen to make it so he got it all togather as I cracked a bag of walnuts that we has sitting around and I have to say, it's really, reallyeasy and very good. It's the sort of cake that you could also chop and change around to suit what you have in the cupboard and we thought what would it be like if we subbed the orange for a lemon.
Annabel Langbein - Orange lightening Cake - so called as it is quick as lightening to make.

1 whole organic orange
1/2 Cup water with 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in it
2 eggs
1 Cup Sugar
2 Cups plain flour
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
125g softened butter - NOT melted.
1 cup dried fruit
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cut Orange into quarters, put into the food processor and whizz to paste.
add water and soda and all the other ingredients except fruit and nuts.

Whizz together.
Then add the Cup dried fruit, 1/2 cup walnuts and just pulse to mix in. Do not get it chopped up.Into lined tin. Bake 1 hour 160oC

We used dried cranberries and sultanas but I guess you could make your own favourite selection and maybe even add a bit more fruit. Try making it with a lemon instead ???


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