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  1. Great recipe. I love the idea of whole orange in a cake. Have been exploring vegan dessert recipes recently and I made this for my family and some friends. Everyone loved it. I will make it again. It was super moist. My son loved the frosting. I added a tsp of orange zest to the frosting for extra orange flavor. I swapped maize meal & almond flour for whole wheat pastry flour, used only 2 tsp baking powder and 1/2tsp baking soda for high altitude adjustments.

  2. The cake has great flavour but mine turned out crumbly and the cornmeal felt rather obtrusive. It had a moist crumb but wasn’t at all fluffy.. I followed instructions exactly with no change to ingredients. Not sure what went wrong. It still tasted good though!

    1. So sorry Emilye, I’m only getting back to you now. Cornmeal isn’t the same as maize meal. I know it can be a little confusing, but maize meal is finer and lighter in colour. This is why it didn’t fluff up as nicely and was probably coarser in texture. Glad you still enjoyed it, but give maize meal a try next time 🙂

      1. No worries Maša, thanks for getting back to me! I thought maize and corn meal were the same thing, thank you for the clarification. Is the texture of maize meal more like semolina? I will definitely try again with maize meal if I can find it here 🙂

        1. It’s between polenta and corn flour. So yes, probably similar to semolina, maybe just a tad finer 🙂

    1. Hi KerriAnne, I haven’t tried it with any other gluten-free alternatives. Corn flour will give you a denser cake, but it will still be delicious. I haven’t tried it, but potentially an all-purpose gluten-free flour blend might work. If you’re not gluten-free, you can make it with all-purpose plain flour. I hope that helps! Let me know how you go.

  3. Hi, this looks really nice, I am just about to make it and have all my ingredients ready but have just read the instructions and it says to add oil? Please can you let me know how much to add, thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Nicola, sorry I only saw this comment now. The ingredients list says ½ cup of neutral oil (105ml). I hope you spotted it and managed to make it 🙂

      1. Thanks, I have had the cake tab open on my computer since the 27th June ready to make for my daughter’s birthday and so it hadn’t been refreshed when you amended the oil quantity! As soon as I posted my comment it refreshed and I saw the amount, typical!
        Anyhow have since made it and it was delicious!
        Everyone loved it! So 5*’s!

    1. Oh, thank you for picking that up! Sorry I missed it. It should be ½ cup (105ml) of neutral oil.