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  • TM 31
published: 2013/11/22
changed: 2013/11/22


Cake batter

  • 1 whole orange cut into quarters
  • 250 grams butter (whole block), (original recipe uses 225g of butter but I can't bare to have a small knob left over in the fridge so use it all)
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g sugar
  • 330g Self Raising Flour, (original recipe uses 300g but I added extra to compensate for extra butter)

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    No Waste Muffins | 30 Second Orange Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Add muffins papers to a muffin tray. (makes 12 large muffins). Original recipe uses a 20cm cake tin - our family manages the portions better as muffins.

    2.  Place orange and butter into mixing bowl and mix 7 sec/speed 8. My family likes a smoother orange cake (less chunks) so I scrape down the bowl sides and mix for another 15 sec/speed 8.

    3.  Add remaining ingredients and combine 20 sec/Counter-clockwise operation"Counter-clockwise operation" /speed 4.  (Option: I chose to mix it longer in regular direction for 30 secs/speed 8 (or more if you prefer) to give a lighter consistency. You can push the spatula into the lid to assist the mixing process if necessary).

    4.  Spoon large dollops into muffin cases and bake for 35-40 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.  Feel free to lick the bowl!


I changed this recipe because I don't like small ingredient leftovers (ie 225g butter vs 250g block of butter) and our family manages muffin portions better than a whole cake.

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No Waste muffins 30 Second Whole Orange Cake



  • 15. May 2021 - 14:28

    These are perfect. I just cooked them for
    20 mins in normal muffin tins, made 18. Fluffy and yummy!

  • 2. May 2021 - 09:17

    Fantastic cake!!
    I first made this cake for my sister to take to her work.
    Now she gets so many requests as it's the office favourite. I've always made it as a cake now turning into muffins is even better. I made 6 large muffins with 4 small muffins with the left overs. Next time I'll use the smaller muffin tray as the large muffins are almost the size of a cake.
    I didn't change a thing about this receipt as it's perfect the way it is and everyone loves it.

  • 12. September 2018 - 14:38

    yun just made with kiwifruit as suggested in the Facebook post recently, delish! I used 3 whole kiwi fruit topped and tailed and left the flour at original recipe amount, it was good muffin texture tmrc_emoticons.) kids approve, yum!

  • 24. July 2018 - 20:52

    Wow so easy and a great way to use up older oranges. I used 1 extra orange flesh only and made 12 muffins and 24 mini muffins. My 21mo smashed them.

  • 27. March 2018 - 10:49

    Kok3: I often substitute for GF flour - always add an additional egg - this will help will help with the texture.

  • 29. January 2018 - 12:34

    Made these as treats for the school lunch box. Beautifully fluffly and with a delicately crunchy top. Quick and simple to make.

  • 9. September 2017 - 15:41

    Just made cupcakes with GF self raising flour (Gluten free cookbook), dense but still delicious. I always use two oranges and added another half orange juice as the mixture was quite thick.

  • 19. July 2017 - 00:00

    i loved this recipe i love that i can put a whole orange in it tmrc_emoticons.)

  • 8. April 2017 - 10:58

    Yum! Especially with some poppy seeds thrown in too

  • 26. August 2016 - 20:05

    Made these last night, so quick and easy, have the kitchen smelling wonderful and are delicious. Will be making more on the weekend to take into work Monday. Thanks

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