Orange and milk cake

Orange and milk cake slices on a plate

A quick and simple cake to prepare, a tasty orange and milk cake, ideal to serve with tea in a family snack.

Orange and milk cake | Food From PortugalOrange and milk cake | Food From Portugal

Category: Cakes, Recipes
Servings:: 12 slices
Prep Time:15 m
Cook Time:45 m
Total Time:60 m
Ingredients: eggs, flour, milk, orange, orange juice, sugar
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  • 100 ml (1/2 cup) orange juice
  • Zest of one orange
  • 125 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) softened margarine
  • 200 grams (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 100 ml (1/2 cup) milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a loaf tin (25 x 11 centimeters with 7 centimeters high (9 3/4 x 4 1/3-inch with 2 3/4-inch-high)) with margarine and dust with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and the sugar. Add the softened margarine and whisk until obtain a creamy and homogeneous mixture. Then, pour the milk, orange juice and the orange zest and mix everything well. Finally, add the flour mixed with the baking powder and whisk until the cream thicken.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared tinOrange and milk cake | Food From Portugal and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes (the time depends on the oven).
  4. Remove the cake from oven and unmold. Let cool completely and serve with tea.
Orange and milk cake
Nutrition facts
Serves 12 slices
Per Serving:
Calories 154
Total Fat 5 g(6%)
Saturated Fat 1 g(5%)
Cholesterol 42 mg(14%)
Sodium 60 mg(3%)
Total Carbohydrate 25 g(9%)
Protein 3.5 g

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