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Orange Cakes by claremanson Orange Cakes by claremanson
Orange cakes baked in orange cups! Served with a sauce made from the orange flesh to either pour over the cakes or as a dip for the "orange segments" oh and they are gluten free too.

I have long loved the idea of setting jello in oranges but since then I have seen it done so many times that I wanted to try something different. This was so much fun, the kids loved it, you can peel them like oranges and nibble off all the cake that gets stuck to the skin or use a spoon to eat out of the cups or like i said before segment them and dunk into orange or chocolate sauce.

I won't be doing a tutorial for this, no time for it. Just hollow out some oranges with a spoon, fill with your favourite cake mixture or you can use my recipe for sponge cake below and bake like cupcakes (or get your little helpers to do the mixing for you while you sort out the oranges!)

Be aware the cake mixture takes longer to cook than normal due to the moisture of the oranges. As for the sauce throw the juice of the orange and some sugar to taste together in a pan, then lightly boiled to thicken while the cakes bake. Don't like oranges? try lemons or limes!
UPDATE: Some people have found the cake too bitter around the edges where it has contact with the skin, this is where a dark chocolate sauce would be great to use to balance out the bitterness. If you hate any bitterness at all you could always line the oranges with baking parchment before adding the mixture. Also do not overfill the oranges, 1/2 to 3/4 full depending on your cake recipe will be plenty.


Sponge Recipe


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my recipes [link]

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UPDATED AGAIN
Thanks Maytel for the DD and everyone else here on DA for your continuing support, it is because of you I found my love of baking and photography in the first place, you guys are the best.
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Given 2013-03-04
Orange Cakes by *claremanson ( Featured by maytel )
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Cinomano Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to try this at home too <3
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Deathbypuddle Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very creative! Well done!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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:icondeathbypuddle:
Deathbypuddle Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome ^^
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NanaTHECoyote Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cute!
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tiersa Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
This makes me so happy. :3 It looks like it's fun to make...but better to eat. :p I'm recruiting a few friends to help me try this out. :)
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it was a lot of fun the make, a lot of people who have made it so far how foud it to taste very bitter around the edges so it is best served with a chocoalte sauce or to line the oranges with foil or such before adding your mixture.
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tiersa Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Thanks for the heads up. :) Chocolate sauce sounds like the perfect solution. :p
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) enjoy :)
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DifferentialME Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Ingeniously delicious looking! :D
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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:icondreadcross:
Dreadcross Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Clever! I will have t try something like that

Reminds me pumpkin soup cooked in its own shell.
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i love using food as a shell or a bowl :D
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:icontakimashou:
Takimashou Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH
added to my list of holiday projects
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle:
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:icontoadjacara:
ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
That's cool :)
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:iconchaotiv:
Chaotiv Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tried. failed miserably. idiot.
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:iconlunarrs:
Lunarrs Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is that cake baked inside the orange skin? :?

i like the idea though, i'm going to see if i can make my mom do this -w-
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's great fun you should try it with her
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:iconulyferal:
ulyferal Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! What an incredible idea! I'm going to give this a try.
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks and enjoy :)
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:iconraspil:
raspil Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Writer
congratulations! very cool concept here.
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you rasp :)
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:iconphilotanus666:
Philotanus666 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O.O
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:iconjeanydeixzz:
JeanyDeiXzz Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG this is so original! thanks!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: thank you :)
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:iconcitrakara:
Citrakara Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Uwaaah~ Fantastic!
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:iconmikau-010:
Mikau-010 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
this is awesome!
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:iconwerewolveskickass:
werewolveskickass Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Brilliant idea! I would never have thought to use orange peels as a baking pan! I can't wait to try this!!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's a lot of fun :)
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:iconetrujillo:
ETrujillo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Excellent idea. Lovely as well! :clap:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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Starlightsiren Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Love this-- and the photos are very appetizing. :love:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much, i love photography just as much as baking :)
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yumichan31197 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a fantastic idea!!
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:iconmedli96:
medli96 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I baked a chocolate cake in an orange once... it was weird. o.O"
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
they are weird and that's why i love it :giggle:
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:iconarsugarpie:
ARSugarPie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... all the food you make looks so good :icondroolplz:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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:iconarsugarpie:
ARSugarPie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :meow:
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DracoArtemis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconooohplz:
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TimelyClassicStudios Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i will...make this!!!!!!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
enjoy :)
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:iconindigo-serenade:
Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing idea! And it looks delicious! Great work!
Grats on the DD; it's completely well-deserved! :squee: :heart:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
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:iconindigo-serenade:
Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Always welcome! :heart:
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:iconiamkathybrown:
iamkathybrown Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmm, looks so good! Excuse while I go and fan you...
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:rofl:
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Kawaii-Nepeta-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
((scREAMS I WANT TO EAT ALL YOUR FOOD kbai rolls away and whispers into the night wind one day))
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