How to Make Orange Sponge Cake
If you are looking for a sweet snack or something different to have for breakfast, an orange sponge cake might be the option you were seeking out. Besides being a very soft and rich sponge cake, orange provides you with some health benefits, like vitamin C and antioxidants.
5-Minute Crafts has brought you a simple and easy recipe to try.
For a cake for 15 people, you’ll need:
- 3 ½ cups of flour without baking powder (sifted)
- 1 cup sugar
- ⅔ cup vegetable oil or melted butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 cup of whole or skim milk
- Juice of one large orange
- Grated orange zest
- 1 tsp butter
- 1 pinch of salt (optional)
Before starting, preheat your oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
Spread butter on the inside of the mold you’ll be using. Doing that will prevent your cake from sticking at the end when you want to unmold it.
Mix the flour and baking powder in a big bowl. In this step you can add a pinch of salt if you want to. Then set it aside for later.
In a separate bowl, break the eggs and add sugar. Beat them until everything is well-combined. You can use a whisk or an electric mixer.
Add the oil, zest, and orange juice to the same bowl where you beat the eggs. Mix again until well-combined.
Pour the mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and add the milk gradually. Mix very well, making sure that all the lumps disappear.
Pour the mixture into the buttered pan and bake it in the oven for about 45 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cover with a clean cloth. Let cool for one hour.
- Do not remove the cake from the pan while it’s still hot. Otherwise, it might break.
Once cold, remove the orange cake from the mold and serve.