Orange Cake



Orange Cake

You've probably more than once gone hunting for cakes easy and quick with few ingredients and here we come to your aid with the orange cake, a proposal for breakfast or snack, soft and fragrant. The orange cake will release its citrus aroma while baking and from every room both adults and children will rush, eager to taste a slice, indeed two! Once tried, you can't do without it and will say goodbye to packaged snacks to make room for this delicious homemade orange cake! If you wish to enjoy this dessert after dinner, pair the cake with an orange cream... the result will be a perfect combo!

Here are other orange cakes not to be missed:

  • Orange apple cake
  • Upside-down orange cake
  • Orange bread
  • ACE cake
  • Orange plumcake
  • Orange bundt cake


for a 20 cm (about 8 inches) diameter cake pan
Flour 00 2 cups (250 g)
Eggs 5.8 oz (165 g) - (about 3 medium at room temperature)
Sugar ¾ cup (150 g) - granulated
Orange juice 5.3 oz (150 g)
Orange peel 2
Sunflower seed oil 3.5 oz (100 g)
Powdered yeast for sweets 1 ½ tsp (8 g)
Fine salt 1 pinch
for dusting
Powdered sugar to taste

How to prepare Orange Cake

To prepare the orange cake, start by grating the zest of two oranges, making sure not to grate the white part 1. Put it in a bowl with the eggs 2. Then squeeze the oranges with a juicer to obtain the juice 3.

Strain the juice through a fine mesh sieve 4; this step is optional. Begin to beat the eggs with an electric mixer and gradually pour the sugar slowly 6.

Add also a pinch of salt and beat until the eggs are light and fluffy, then slowly pour in the sunflower oil 7. In a bowl, sift together flour and baking powder 8. Then add the powders little by little 9.

Alternate with the orange juice 10. Continue in this manner until all the ingredients are used up, you should have a smooth and homogeneous mixture. Transfer the obtained mixture into a 20 cm (8-inch) pan lined with parchment paper 12.

Bake in a preheated static oven at 355°F for 40 minutes. Do the toothpick test before removing from the oven 13. Let the cake cool, then unmold it. Dust with powdered sugar 14 and serve your delicious orange cake 15!

How to store

You can store the orange cake for 2-3 days under a glass dome.


Thinking about how to make this delight even more tantalizing? Add some dark chocolate chips or some candied orange peels to the dough!

Answers and Questions
  • Can I use lemons instead of oranges?

    For this variation, we recommend our recipe for lemon cake!

  • Is it essential to sift the dry ingredients?

    The sieve is used to prevent the formation of lumps, therefore, we recommend purchasing it, as it will also be very useful in other recipes!

  • Can the stand mixer be used?

    Certainly, you can use a stand mixer equipped with a whisk attachment!

  • Which oranges are more suitable?

    You can use any variety, but we recommend opting for organic and untreated oranges.