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Orange Cake Recipe

Orange Cake Recipe

5 Stars (12 Voters)
This orange cake is one of the most beautiful cakes I've ever made. This orange and ginger cake is the perfect cake for holidays. It's festive, it has your favorite spices and it's pretty is to make this cake.

1 Hour
20 Minutes

For the candied orange slices:

  • 2 Oranges
  • 3/4 cup (150g) Sugar
  • 3/4 (180ml) Water

For the orange cake:

  • 2¼ (280g) cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Ginger powder or grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Cloves/nutmeg/other spices if desired
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (175g) Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoons (135ml) Orange juice
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) Vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Orange zest from 2 oranges


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175C). Line the bottom of a 9-inch (23cm) springform pan with a parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Make candied orange slices: slice the oranges into 1/8-inch (3mm) thick slices (or thinner if you prefer). In a saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves. Add orange slices, reduce to low heat and cook for 10-15 minutes. Turn the heat off and let the orange slices soak in the syrup while making the cake.
  3. Make the cake: In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, cinnamon and other spices if desired. set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk eggs and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Then, while beating on low speed, slowly pour oil, in steady stream until incorporated. Add orange zest, orange juice, vanilla extract and. Mix until combined. Set aside.
  5. Assembly: Take orange slices out of the syrup and cut each slice in half. Arrange them in the bottom of the pan as shown in the video.
  6. Gradually add dry mixture into wet mixture and mix just until incorporated.
  7. Pour the batter over the oranges and bake for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool, then release the cake from the pan and invert into a serving dish.
  9. Brush some of the syrup on top of the oranges.

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How to Store Orange cake?

If you’ve just made an orange cake and want to store it for later, you’re in luck! Storing a delicious orange cake is easy and can be done in just a few simple steps. First, make sure the cake is completely cooled before storing it. If the cake is still warm, wrap it in clingfilm and leave it to cool down. Once the cake is cool, wrap it in clingfilm again and place it in an airtight container, such as a food storage container. Make sure the container is sealed tightly, so that the cake stays fresh.  If you want to make your orange cake ahead of time, you can even freeze it! To do this, slice the cake into individual slices, wrap each slice in clingfilm, and place them in an airtight container. This will help keep the cake moist and delicious for up to two months. Now you know how to store your orange cake and enjoy it fresh for days!

The Best Orange Cake Recipe

If you're looking for the best orange cake recipe, look no further! This easy recipe is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. The combination of the orange cake, candied orange slices, and the subtle hint of ginger make it a truly unique and delicious treat. To make the cake, just follow the easy steps written above. This orange cake is sure to be a hit with friends and family. Enjoy!

Orange Cake

  • J

    Can omit Ginger’s powder!?

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  • J

    Made it for Christmas. My advice, don't skip the ginger. Amazing recipe 😋

  • L

    I agree:) The ginger gives a kick!


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