Portuguese orange cake. Beautifully light, moist and delicious, this simple cake is bursting with the beautiful flavors of fresh oranges and mild olive oil. This irresistible flavor-packed cake makes for the perfect accompaniment for your afternoon tea. Without a doubt, it’s a complete game changer.
The deliciousness of a simple cake is undoubtedly hidden in the details. I’m talking about the ingredients used in the cake especially the flavors that impart the beautiful aroma and taste. In short, the secret to making the perfect cake certainly relies on the flavors you choose. So remember to keep an eye on the details to make sure you’re getting the right balance of flavors.
This classic Portuguese orange cake is light, moist and super delicious. Fresh orange is the star of this cake making it super flavorful and amazingly delicious. Olive oil also imparts a lovely flavor and light texture to the cake.
Apart from the basic ingredients like flour, eggs, baking powder and sugar, you’ll also need the key elements, oranges and olive oil to make this beautiful cake. This Portuguese version of orange cake is loaded with the freshness of oranges that makes them so good.
How To Make Portuguese Orange Cake
Start with sifting the dry ingredients- flour, baking powder and salt- into a bowl. The second step is combining all the wet ingredients. First, beat the eggs until combined, and then beat in the sugar. When the mixture turns pale, you can add in flour mixture and olive oil. Add them alternatively so the flour mixture is incorporated into the cake batter.
Next up, add in the key flavors – orange zest and orange juice. The lovely orange flavor comes from 4 large oranges in this recipe. Ideally, you’ll need approximately 1 cup of orange juice in the batter. So, you’ll need about 4-5 oranges depending on their size.
Once the batter is ready, pour it into a cake tin, and bake for about 1 and 1/4 hours. If the top of the cake starts to brown before the inside cooks, cover the tin lightly with aluminum foil.
Serve this Portuguese orange cake sprinkled with powdered (icing) sugar and a dollop of whipped cream. Yum!
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