Posted: 2/11/2013 9:25:01 PM
I tried this recipe and found great orange flavor but also the bitterness. Next time I will try the zest and the pulp, but not the pith under the zest. It was just way too bitter for the amount of sweetner for the recipe. No one really enjoyed it. I will continue to work with this recipe as I really wanted a coffee cake with good orange flavor ad texture. I welcome any suggestions, hints tried by others.
Posted: 10/12/2012 11:59:05 AM
The bitterness is from the pith, or the white part of the orange. The recipe should have said to zest the orange before you cut it to squeeze the juice out. Then just use the orange peel in the food processor, not the pith and the pulp.
Posted: 1/9/2011 12:34:24 AM
I made this cake when I was a kid in the 60's. But it was a modernized version that used orange juice concentrate instead of the fresh orange. That eliminated the bitter taste.
Posted: 5/17/2010 10:41:33 PM
I baked the cake today and it turned out very moist, but it had a bitter taste of the orange - I used a fresh orange, but I think the white part when ground up left the cake with a bitter tang that was not pleasant my husband & kids thought it left a bitter after taste too. Any suggestions, as I would make it again with maybe just the zest of the orange. Any suggestions??
Posted: 4/15/2010 7:08:21 PM
This is a delicious cake with intense orance flavor. Try it, you'll like it!
Granma of 7 said:
Posted: 11/5/2009 8:37:00 PM
I have enjoyed this cake for many years. My mother would make it often during the years that my sisters and I were growing up. As I remember it was always a very moist cake and my sisters and I would enjoy it with a glass of milk and as we got it older it was served with a cup of coffee or tea. We always had a lot of good talks while enjoying our mothers delicious cake. I have made this cake many times for my own family of 8 as they were growing up and they have passed it down to their own children. My daughter makes it at least 3 or 4 times during the holiday season. She also remembers sitting at the table with her grandmother while devouring a hug slice of the cake along with a glass of milk.
Oh what memories are made over a delicious slice of cake,a cup of
tea or coffee and good conversation. My mother passed away 3 years ago but she is there everytime I make this cake and I have to smile with every bite I take and remember all the good times
Posted: 9/10/2009 8:01:06 AM
This cake had a bitter flavor which I really did not like. Sounded good, but I wouldn't try it again.
Posted: 4/6/2009 11:43:47 AM
I too have fond memories of my Mum baking this cake. Many a Friday evening we sat and had this cake with a cup of tea (I am Canadian). My Mum wasn't much of a baker, but a great cook, this always turned out. I haven’t made it for years but after finding the recipe on this site I certainly will. I see a few raising being tossed in, and maybe a drizzle of an orange sauce, Ooo… did I just "guild the lily"?
Posted: 1/27/2009 1:35:46 PM
I remember helping my mother grind up the oranges and walnuts for this cake (before food processors!) It is moist and keeps well. It has always been one of my favorites and I am glad the receipe is still available.
Posted: 12/19/2008 1:09:53 AM
My Mother used to make this c ake every year at Christmas it was our favorite, and my sisters and I still make it for our families