Orange Cake

"Zesty Bliss: A Family-Favorite Orange Cake Recipe"

Orange Cake

Introduction: In the realm of our family's favorite desserts, the Orange Cake reigns supreme. Its sweet, buttery orange flavor, coupled with a light and moist texture, makes it an absolute delight. Resembling a classic vanilla sponge cake with a citrusy twist, this cake has graced our table on numerous occasions, and each time, it receives a unanimous seal of approval from my loved ones. Join me in discovering the joy of baking this delectable treat, and don't forget to use the finest quality oranges for an unparalleled burst of flavor. With every bite, experience the delightful orange essence and let the enticing aroma fill your home. Go ahead, give it a try, and be sure to share your thoughts!

Step-by-Step Guide:

1. Zesting the Oranges:Begin by zesting the high-quality oranges, ensuring you capture the essence of their vibrant flavor. This step sets the foundation for the cake's distinctive taste.

2. Creaming Butter and Sugar:Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This process contributes to the cake's rich and buttery texture.

3. Adding Eggs and Vanilla:Incorporate eggs one at a time, ensuring each is well combined. Add a splash of vanilla extract to enhance the overall flavor profile.

4. Sifting Dry Ingredients:In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Gradually fold this mixture into the wet ingredients.

5. Introducing Orange Zest:Gently fold in the orange zest, allowing its citrusy notes to infuse the batter with a burst of freshness.

6. Baking the Cake:Transfer the batter into a prepared cake pan and bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. The aroma filling your home is a sign of the deliciousness to come!

Additionally, I'd love to offer some tips to enhance the deliciousness of your orange cake. Firstly, opt for Naval Oranges, as they are consistently available year-round. These sweet and sizable oranges are not only known for their delightful taste but also boast more juice without the inconvenience of seeds. Familiarly nicknamed the 'belly button orange,' they bring a burst of citrus goodness to your cake.

Secondly, after juicing the oranges, strain the liquid to eliminate any pulp or seeds. Lastly, ensure your oranges are thoroughly washed before grating. When grating, focus solely on the outer rind, avoiding the bitter white pith beneath. This simple step guarantees a cake infused with the tantalizing essence of oranges without any unwanted bitterness.

Share Your Orange Cake Experience!

As you savor each slice of this Orange Cake, relish in the harmonious blend of sweet and citrus flavors. The zesty aroma that envelops your kitchen during baking is a testament to the magic within. I invite you to try out this recipe and share your comments and experiences. Your feedback is not just welcome; it's the icing on the cake!


The journey of baking the Orange Cake is a celebration of family, flavor, and the simple joys of creating something special. With the essence of high-quality oranges infusing every bite, this cake is a testament to the magic that happens in the heart of your home. So, gather your ingredients, embark on this citrusy adventure, and let the sweet aroma of success fill your kitchen. Happy baking!

You may also like my other cake recipes such as Orange Chiffon Cake, Yogurt Lemon Cake, Coffee Cake, Pineapple Cake, Eggless Sponge Cake, Chocolate Chiffon Cake, Vanilla Cupcakes and Red Velvet Cake.

Orange Cake

Serves 10
Prep Time: 00:15
Cook Time: 00:30
Total Time: 00:45


  • 195g (1 & 1/2 cup) all purpose flour
  • 1&1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • orange zest of one orange
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (113 g) butter, at room temperature
  • 3  eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C. then butter and flour one 8 inch round can pan.
  • In a bowl, add flour, salt, orange zest and baking powder, mix it well until combined and keep it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy by using a hand mixer or electric stand mixer.
  • Then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add in vanilla essence and beat until combined.
  • With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and orange juice in three additions, beginning and ending with flour.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan and then smooth the top with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake it in the preheated oven for 30 mins. or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool it on a wire rack.

By Santhi Therese
The Indian Claypot

Orange Cake
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