Orange sponge cake

  • Servings : 14 slices
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 45m
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Want to prepare a quick and simple cake for the snack? This sponge cake is fluffy and has the delicious and pleasant orange aroma! You gonna love the taste, try it you won’t regret…

Orange sponge cake | Food From Portugal

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  • 5 eggs
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 75 grams (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 100 ml (1/2 cup) orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


    Step 1

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a round cake pan (22 x 10 centimeters (8 2/3 x 4 inches)) with margarine and dust with some flour.

    Step 2

    1. Separate the yolks from the whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and store in the fridge.
      Orange sponge cake | Food From Portugal

    Step 3

    1. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the egg yolks together with the sugar until obtain a creamy and homogeneous mixture. Pour the orange juice and beat for 1 to 2 minutes to incorporate. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour mixed with the baking powder and beat until a homogeneous mixture. Finally, fold gently with a spatula the whipped egg whites.

    Step 4

    1. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake until it starts to gain color (just like on the picture) and in the middle is a little bit higher than the rest of the cake, about 25 to 30 minutes (the time depends on the oven).

    Step 5

    1. Remove the cake from oven and unmold onto a plate. Let cool to room temperature and serve.

Orange sponge cake

Nutrition facts per serving (14 slices)

Calories: 80

Total Fat: 2 g(3%)

Saturated Fat: 0.5 g(3%)

Cholesterol: 75 mg(25%)

Sodium: 25 mg(1%)

Total Carbohydrate: 12 g(4%)

Protein: 3 g

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Comments (2)

  1. posted by Everett on 2015/06/02

    How do you know when it’s done thank you

    • posted by FoodFromPortugal on 2015/06/03

      Hi there,

      Well, good question, normally we prick the middle of the cake with a toothpick to know if it’s dry, but this cake is creamy inside, especially on the middle. We use another technique, when the cake starts to gain color (just like on the picture) and on the middle is a little bit higher than the rest of the cake, it’s probably cooked. Try this and tell us if it works. Bon appetit!!!


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