Kumara & Orange Cake


200g Fieldco kumara peeled and coarsely grated
175g dark cane sugar
2 large eggs at room temperature
120ml sunflower oil
200g wholemeal self-raising flour
1 ½ tsp ground nutmeg
1 orange, zest grated off
175g sultanas or raisins


250g cream cheese
20g castor sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 round tsp ground cinnamon

Orange Glaze

Juice of half a small orange
1 tsp lemon juice
40g dark brown sugar


Beat together sugar, eggs, oil, in a bowl for 2-3 minutes then, sift in the flour, soda, & nutmeg.

Stir, & then fold in orange zest, kumara & raisins, until just combined. Pour the mixture into a 20cm x 20 cm greased baking tin.

Bake at 170°C for about 35-40 minutes, until it feels firm in the centre.

While the cake is cooking make the topping by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl until light and fluffy. Cover and chill for 1-2 hrs or until needed.

To make the orange glaze ingredients together. While the cake is hot, prick with a skewer & spoon the glaze over.

Serves 12

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