Three-ingredient orange loaf cake

Three-ingredient orange loaf cake

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  • 1 loaf
  • Easy
  • 1 hour
  • 45 minutes


  • 2 large oranges, boiled for an hour
  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 1 x 385 g can condensed milk
  • Optional additions:
  • A pinch of salt
  • blueberries, for serving
  • icing sugar mixed with a little water, to drizzle

Cooking Instructions

1. Zest one orange and set the zest aside.

2. Boil both oranges in water for 45 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 190°C. Grease a 22 cm x 11 cm loaf tin.

4. Halve and seed the oranges, then blitz in a blender until smooth.

5. Whisk the puréed orange with the flour and condensed milk. Add a pinch of salt. Pour into the loaf tin and drop in a handful of blueberries, if using.

6. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

7. Allow to cool, then drizzle with icing and dust with the orange zest.

This recipe was part of a series in which we tested online hacks. Our verdict? While this does result in a surprisingly passage loaf cake, it's not really a hack as the boiling and blitzing the oranges is messy and time-consuming. The original recipe was inspired by one by Good Housekeeping UK. We added blueberries, salt and a little icing for a slightly more complex twist. 

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Photographs: Katharine Pope

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