I've mentioned our prolific orange tree many times. This year, there are more oranges than ever before, which just didn't seem possible. We eat oranges morning, noon and night. We've given dozens away. The tree is still full. It's May. As far as problems go, it's a great problem.
Last year, I discovered a recipe for Blender Quick Orange Bread that literally uses the whole orange, peel and all. I was extremely wary about a bread made from orange peels and pith, but it was delicious and I've made it several times since. Then I discovered another whole-orange recipe, Orange Cookies. Also delicious.
Now that I know that orange peels and pith do indeed make delicious baked goods, I was really excited to find a recipe for Whole Orange Cake in the March 2013 issue of Sunset Magazine. I went outside and picked some good-sized oranges, washed them, cut them into chunks, and threw them in the blender. Then I measured out 1.5 cups.
The house smelled amazing while it was baking. The cake looked perfect when I removed it from the pan. It was hard to wait to add the glaze.