Three-ingredient orange loaf cake

Three-ingredient orange loaf cake

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  • 1 loaf
  • Easy
  • 1 hour
  • 45 minutes

This recipe was part of a series in which we tested online hacks. Our verdict? While this does surprisingly result in something resembling a loaf cake, it is a little dense – and 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.


  • 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.

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Photographs: Katharine Pope

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TASTE's head of digital content is an adventurous, if somewhat haphazard cook. Her favourite recipes are all either cake, curry, or risotto, and she is an expert at hiding vegetables in unexpected places, to outwit her veg-hating toddler and husband.

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