Orange Cake


Orange Cake

Orange cake
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people


For the syrup:-


  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Butter an 8-inch cake pan and dust with sugar and flour.
  • Beat the eggs with the sugar to pale yellow ribbons.
  • Beat in the milk, oil and orange zest.
  • In a small bowl, sift the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture a tbsp at a time and stirring well after each addition.
  • Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake for 1 hour.
  • Remove cake from oven.
  • Let cool slightly on a rack, invert and cool completely.
  • For making the syrup:- 10)Using a sharp paring knife to cut the orange, rind off the orange used for zest and the remaining orange, leaving the bitter white pith on the orange.
  • Cut the skin into very thin strips and reserve.
  • Cut away and discard the white pith, remove the orange supremes, and reserve.
  • In a large sauce pan, combine the orange juice, sugar and thin orange strips.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 mins or until a thick syrup.
  • Strain the syrup and reserve the orange strips, along with 1/2 cup of the syrup.
  • Use a toothpick to poke holes in the top of the cake.
  • Pour the warm strained syrup all over the cake so that it soaks through.
  • Place the remaining 1/2 cup syrup in a small sauce pan.
  • Bring to a simmer and reduce to a few tbsp.
  • Use a spatula to spread the thick glaze over the top of the cake.
  • Place the cake on a serving platter.
  • Arrange the reserved orange strips and orange supremes on top of the cake.
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