Orange cake


  1. Beat all ingredients (except of the icing sugar) with a mixer for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the batter into a buttered cake tin and bake in 200 C for about an hour.
  3. Remove from oven, turn out on a platter and sprinkle with icing sugar.

Note: This version of the recipe is light, especially if using olive oil. You can use butter, add 1/2 cup sugar and two more eggs if you want the cake to be more calorific and with stronger taste.


  • 500 gr self – raising flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tea cup butter (or 1 tea cup olive oil)
  • 1 tea cup orange juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tspns orange rind
  • Icing sugar


  1. It works with a 9″ x 9″ pan. It only takes 35 minutes at 400 F (200 C). A tea cup of juice or oil is 3/4 cup or 6.5 oz. It is a nice tasting, fine textured cake, but could benefit from a sauce, ice cream, whipped cream, etc.

  2. I followed all the instructions perfectly, this cake burnt!

  3. Started off with the oven at 200 C, quickly turned it down to 150 C for the remaining 50 mins. Yummy cake, but does need cream to go with it!

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