Orange Cake

This is the cake that I bake most often. It is wonderfully light and spongy and the orange flavour is really refreshing.

1 cup sugar
3/4cup oil
1/4cup orange juice
1tsp lemon juice
1/2tsp orange essence (you could add a few drops more according to your taste)
a little orange colour
1 1/2cups all purpose flour
1tsp baking powder
Candied orange peel (this tastes great in the cake, but I could not find it this time)
Chopped mixed nuts for topping

Grease and line a 9"x5" loaf tin.
Preheat the oven to 350F/ 180C.
Sieve the flour and baking powder together and keep aside.
Beat the eggs and sugar together in a for 5mins on high.
Add the oil, orange and lemon juice, essence and colour and beat for about 2mins till well combined.
Add the flour mixture and beat on low speed just until combined.
Pour into the prepared pan and top with the chopped nuts and candied peel.
Bake for 25mins or till done. Unmould and cool on a wire rack.

Sending this to ' FIC-Orange ' event hosted by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen, initally started by Harini of Tongue Ticklers.


  1. wow!! thats a really spongy cake..u r into a lot of baking these days alle!?

  2. Orange cake looks scrumptious...lovely colour, can guess the aroma of this cake while baking..Yummy!!!

  3. What a lovely color. I made a vegan one today and it is still cooling, but it isn't as orange as yours! Yours looks stunning! Beautiful entry:)

  4. Look at that color and so moist too. Good job Poornima. Really good looking loaf for breakfast or snack, can imagine the aroma! :)

  5. i love orange cakes too, they go well with coffee! wonderful color and perfect bake! going to bookmark this one!

  6. It indeed looks very spongy and just perfect for FIC Orange. Thanks for participating.

  7. You really do have some great recipes up your sleeve. Kudos:)

  8. Cake looks perfect and it has sliced beautifully too.

  9. Hey Guys...thank you all...glad u'll liked it...

    Ur right Manju...Im baking too much and its showing at all the wrong places:) to stop for a while....

  10. wow..Poornima..they look so good ..:)..I loved the color n spongy texture of those cut pieces..I am more into bread these days..havent made a cake yet..scared of sugar..:D

  11. Looks delicious..Think I have lots to see in ur blog...just peeped into ur marble cake......WOW... :)

  12. Poornima, orange colour looks delcious. Thanks for dropping by and for the lvoley commets. You have a wonderful blog and will keep in touch.

  13. Hearty loaf of citrus flavors:)

  14. Orange cake looks so moist and delicious. Yum!

    Thanks for dropping by! You have a nice blog with many yummy recipes. So I am off to explore your blog :)

  15. Wow, the cake looks awesome. I love orange flavor in cakes, would love to try this !

  16. Poornima......ever since i saw this orange colored cake needless to say it has been haunting me.............i just have to make it........but i think it will be too big for the two of us.........tell me poornima if I halve all the ingredients will the cake still turn out alrite?????????

  17. hey guess what my cake is baking while i write this comment........ohh i forgot to take apicture before i put it in......It looked fabulous a nice pastel shade of orange....the sides have browned really well but the centre not yet done......gee i hope the sides dont get too brown before the centre gets done...........and its risen so beautifully.........couldnt wait to get it out of the oven to tell you....................ill send you a picture once it gets out of the over...............


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