Spiced Orange Cake

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Spiced Orange Cake

Here’s Sue's recipe for an all-in-one Spiced Orange Cake (not to be confused with Orange Drizzle Cake!) featuring our mega-delicious, cinnamon scented Meat Tinsel. We did tell you, it's not just for meat!!

If you have a BBQ with a lid, why not try using the residual heat from your coals and rustle up a delicious cake? Sue loves to bake in her Kamado Joe and her top baking tips are:
  1. Cook indirect at a slightly lower temperature and cook for a little longer.
  2. Put an upturned baking tin on top of the grill to raise the height of the cake tin, to prevent it getting a burnt bottom.
  3. Give it a try!

Sue poached some juicy orange segments in orange juice with a glug of Temple Spirit Rum to serve with the cake which went down a treat!! A big dollop of cream brings it all together. Best enjoyed the day you make it, and while still warm.


  • 175g unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g Self Raising Flour
  • 1.5tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp Meat Tinsel Rub
  • Grated rind and juice of one large orange
  • 1.5 tbsp demerara sugar for the top of the cake mixed with 2 tsp Meat Tinsel


  1. Set your BBQ up for indirect cooking at a temp of about 150C.
  2. You will need a 21cm diameter (8inch) Cake tin, lined with baking parchment. A spring form tin is best but you can also use a terracotta dish or similar. 
  3. Measure out all the ingredients and place into a mixing bowl.
  4. Using an electric mixer, whisk until thoroughly combined and it is light and creamy.
  5. Spoon out the mixture into your baking dish and level the top with a pallet knife.
  6. Sprinkle the top with a little Meat Tinsel and demerara sugar. This will give the cake a lovely crunchy top when cooked.
  7. Cook for about 45 minutes, or until the sponge is springy and just coming away from the edge of the tin. Check with a skewer inserted into the middle. If it comes out clean, it’s done!
  8. Remove from the BBQ and leave to cool a little before removing it from the tin.
  9. Tuck in! It’s pretty nice with ice cream too

 Spiced orange cake uncooked


Spiced Orange cake cooked in tin on bbq

Cooked Spiced Orange Cake on plate outside near BBQ

Served plate of Spiced Orange cake with boozy oranges and cream

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