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Returns Monday 12 February on TVNZ 2

Della and Tully - Orange Cake

with Yoghurt Sorbet

Prep time: 1 hour    Cook time: 3 hours    Serves: 12


Candied Oranges

2 oranges, cut into 5mm slices

250g caster sugar

300ml water

Yoghurt Sorbet

1kg Greek yoghurt

200g caster sugar

Pinch salt

Oranges Cakes

2 large oranges 

200g butter

330g raw caster sugar

1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped

3 eggs

350g self-raising flour

100g raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 100C.
  2. To prepare candied oranges, bring a large saucepan of water to a simmer. Add orange slices for 30 seconds. Drain and repeat.
  3. Stir sugar and water in a large saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Add oranges. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drain. Arrange orange slices in a single layer on a wire rack on a baking tray.
  4. Transfer to the oven for 2 hours.
  5. To make sorbet, whisk all ingredients in a bowl until sugar has fully dissolved and mixture is smooth and creamy.
  6. Pour into an ice cream machine and churn according to manufacturers instructions.
  7. Increase oven to 180C. Grease 12 holes of a loose based dessert pan.
  8. To make the cake, finely grate the zest of both oranges and place in bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.
  9. Using a sharp knife, cut away and discard peel. Cut peeled orange into quarters and remove any seeds and core. Place flesh in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  10. Place butter, sugar and vanilla seeds in mixer bowl with zest. Whisk until pale and creamy. With motor operating, add eggs one at a time, whisking until combined into. Add orange puree and whisk to combine. Fold in flour and raisins.
  11. Divide mixture among prepared pan holes.
  12. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  13. Serve cakes warm with candied oranges and sorbet.