Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Words & Brush Recipe Corner: Old-fashioned orange cake: The perfect winter recipe


Old-fashioned orange cake: The perfect winter recipe

Indulge in the delightful flavors of the orange season with this nostalgic, aromatic orange cake.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Total time: 80 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Pan size: 26 cm diameter


6 XL eggs - separated into yolks and whites

2 oranges - grated, zest only

1½ cups (300 grams) sugar

½ cup (120 ml) oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ cup (180 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice

2 cups (280 grams) all-purpose flour

1 packet (10 grams) baking powder

Powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks with half a cup of sugar (optionally add a pinch of salt at the beginning).
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the grated orange zest, remaining sugar, orange juice, vanilla extract, oil, and egg yolks. Gradually add the flour while mixing.
  4. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the flour and yolk mixture using a spatula.
  5. Transfer the batter into a greased 26 cm springform pan and bake for approximately 60-70 minutes.
  6. Allow the cake to cool, then dust with powdered sugar.


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