Orange Cake for Longevity

Orange Cake for Longevity

Hi Everyone,

Did you know that Vitamin C is the key ingredient behind any anti-aging product? It’s true – go check out most anti-aging creams or pills and you will find a huge component of Vitamin C… which leads me to deciding this is an orange cake for longevity- smile!

Of course the sugar may counteract this but hey, lets focus on the positive. After all it’s all about enjoying things in moderation…

In honour of  Easter I decided to decorate the cake so it would look like the perfect “Sweet Easter Treat”…

Keep reading for the “Orange Cake for Longevity” recipe.


Orange Cake for Longevity

Orange Cake for Longevity

Preheat oven to 180°C and place the tray on the lowest level.

Line the base of 28 – 30cm long loaf tin with baking paper.

  • 200g Butter
  • 200g Sugar
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 4 Eggs (or for a lighter version 2 Eggs and 4 Egg whites)
  • 150g Ground Almonds
  • 2 Oranges – grated Rind and Juice (or 2dl fresh orange juice)
  • 2 Tbsp Cointreau
  • 200g Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  1. Beat butter, sugar  and salt together until creamy and pale.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time beating continuously.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients with the exception of the flour and baking powder.
  4. Sift flour and baking powder together and then stir into the mixture.
  5. Pour into cake tin and bake for 60 minutes.
Orange Cake for Longevity

Icing sugar (at least 1 cup if you want the whole cake to be covered), then add orange juice and water carefully until you reach the consistency you desire.


Orange Cake for Longevity



Have fun baking!


More FunkyForty cake recipes here.



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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

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