Moist orange cake

Are you a citrus lover? If you are, this is the recipe for you. This beautiful orange cake contains 3 large oranges, from the cake itself to the homemade orange syrup topping – amazing orange flavour in every single bite!

Moist orange cake – K33 Kitchen

First, we need flax eggs, each flax egg is made up of 1 tbsp of flaxseed meal and 2 1/2 tbsp of water. We need 2 flax eggs, so combine 2 tbsp of flaxseed meal and 5 tbsp of water, mix well and let it sit for 15 minutes to thicken.

Moist orange cake – K33 Kitchen

For the recipe you will need 3 large oranges (I know there are 4 on my picture). We are using a significant amount of the oranges’ skin, so we better clean them properly. If you buy organic, unwaxed oranges, you can skip this step.

Mix 1 part white vinegar with 4 parts water. Soak the oranges in the vinegar mixture for 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Rinse the orange with boiling hot water in a sieve or colander for few seconds and dry them with a kitchen towel.

1st orange: Grate the zest from half of the orange, and peel the rind from the other half, then juice it.

Moist orange cake – K33 Kitchen

2nd orange: Juice it.

Moist orange cake – K33 Kitchen

3rd orange: Cut it into a 2mm thin slices.

Moist orange cake – K33 Kitchen

You should get way more than what the recipe needs.

Moist orange cake – K33 Kitchen

Preheat your oven to 160˚C.

Sift the flour, ground almonds, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl. Mix in vegetable oil, orange juice, orange zest and flax eggs from the cake ingredient list, stir until all is well mixed.

Moist orange cake – K33 Kitchen

Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin, then arrange the orange slices across the bottom of the tin. Pour in the cake mixture and flatten the top with a spatula.

Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden on top and test by inserting a toothpick into the centre of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, then the cake is ready.

Moist orange cake – K33 Kitchen

While the cake bakes, cut the orange rinds into long thin pieces.

Moist orange cake – K33 Kitchen

Heat it with the rest of the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan on medium-low heat.

Cook and stir until the sugar has melted and thickened. When it is ready, you can see the orange mixture has become half-transparent syrup.

Moist orange cake – K33 Kitchen

Once the cake is ready, let it cool for 5 minutes – the cake should be slightly warm. Carefully turn the cake out onto a plate (orange side on top) then drizzle the syrup over the cake. Yum!

Moist orange cake – K33 Kitchen

This orange cake may take a bit more time and effort to make than my usual cake recipes, however, it is very moist and delicious with intense orange flavour.

A crowd-pleasing dessert perfect for any occasion, and best with a cup of tea or coffee.

If you’ve followed and made this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and take a picture, tagging it with #k33_kitchen and share it on Instagram! I’d be very excited to see what you come up with. Cheers, hope you enjoy my recipes! <3 <3

Moist orange cake – K33 Kitchen

Difficulty: Intermediate

Serves: 20cm cake

Prep.: 15 mins | Cook: 45 mins

Ingredients:

Cake

  • 50ml fresh orange juice*
  • 1 tsp orange zest*
  • 6 thin slices for orange*
  • 80ml vegetable oil
  • 90g caster sugar
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 40g ground almonds
  • 170g self-rising flour

Glaze

  • 160ml fresh orange juice*
  • 2 strip of orange rind, thinly sliced*
  • 70g caster sugar

White vinegar and water for soaking the orange (optional)

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Instructions:
  1. To get rid of wax and pesticides from the orange skin, mix 1 part white vinegar with 4 parts water. Soak the oranges in the vinegar mixture for 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Rinse the orange with boiling hot water in a sieve or colander for few seconds and dry them with a kitchen towel. If you buy organic unwaxed orange, you can skip this step
  2. For this recipe you need 3 large oranges. 1st orange – grate the zest from half of the orange, and peel the rind from the other half, then juice it. 2nd orange – juice it. 3rd orange – cut it into 2mm thin slices. You should get way more than what the recipe needs.
  3. Preheat your oven to 160˚C.
  4. Sift the flour, ground almonds, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Mix in vegetable oil, orange juice, orange zest and flax eggs from the cake ingredient list, stir until all is well mixed.
  6. Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin, arrange the orange slices across the bottom of the tin. Pour in the cake mixture and flatten the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden on top and test by inserting a toothpick into the centre of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, then the cake is ready.
  8. While the cake bakes, cut the orange rinds into long thin pieces.Heat it with the rest of the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan on medium-low heat. Cook and stir until the sugar has melted and thickened. When it is ready, you can see the orange mixture has become half-transparent syrup.
  9. Once the cake is ready, let it cool for 5 minutes - the cake should be slightly warm. Carefully turn the cake out onto a plate (orange side on top) then drizzle the syrup over the cake. 

* Let's make it simple, you need 3 large oranges in total.

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