Orange Cake

Orange Cake

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's has your favorite spices and it's pretty is to make this cake.


For the candied orange slices:

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

For the orange cake:

  • 2ΒΌ (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 350Β°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.

*Recipe on video and text may differ from each other!

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