I’m having a great adventure with all these recipes involving fresh vegetables and fruits. If you haven’t noticed yet, I was trying to include more of the good stuff (I mean, veggies and fruits) in my diet over the past couple of months. And I guess it’s shaping up to be pretty good so far.
Everyone loves cakes, so let’s talk about this easy peasy orange cake today. I made it a couple of weeks ago when I bought a bag full of oranges during one of our shopping trips. The main element of this cake, freshly squeezed orange juice, keeps the cake super moist and orangelicious.
Honestly, this is one of the best desserts you could make with oranges. If you have a look at the “notes” section of the recipe below, you’ll find a few variations you can try.
I love this orange cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and it tastes just as delicious as it looks!
Before you start, preheat oven to 180ºC. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl.
In a separate bowl lightly whisk 2 eggs.
Add oil into the egg mixture. Mix well.
Add egg mixture to flour mixture. You can also add orange juice and milk at this stage.
Use an electric mixer to beat on high for 2-3 minutes.
Grease and line a cake tin with parchment paper. I’ve used a square cake pan here. Pour the cake mixture into the pan. Bake for 30- 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
When done, leave the cake in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then turn it over to a wire rack to cool completely.
- 1 ¾ cups plain flour (or all-purpose flour)
- ½ cup caster sugar (or granulated sugar)
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- ¼ cup oil
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup milk
- Preheat oven to 180ºC.
- Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, lightly whisk the eggs. Stir in oil. Set aside.
- Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture. Pour the egg mixture in it. Add orange juice and milk.
- Using an electric mixer, beat on high for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
- Grease and line a 9” cake pan with baking paper. Pour the mixture into the pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted to the center of the cake comes out clean.
- When done, turn it over to a wire rack to cool completely.
You can also layer the base of the cake tin with orange slices to make an upside down orange cake.