125g softened butter
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 and 1/2 cups sifted self-raising flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 orange sliced in the round
1 cup caster sugar
1 and 1/2 cup cold water
Combine syrup sugar and water in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Stir for about 8 minutes or until sugar has dissolved.
Bring to the boil then cook for a further 5 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly.
Add orange pieces and cook for another 5 minutes.
Using tongs remove orange pieces and line base of greased cake tin with them.
Combine all cake ingredients in a bowl and beat thoroughly for 3 minutes (my sister had my electric beater so I did it by hand and it was fine).
Pour mixture into greased cake tin.
Bake in centre of 180C oven for 45minutes.
Turn onto wire rack and allow to cool.
Serve with cream.
The cake looks so pretty when you turn it out. Am thinking I might try this recipe with pink grapefruit (just so I can weave a different ribbon around my little cake stand) next time.
Really scrummy and I will definitely be making it again!