Orange cake

    1 hour

    Flour, butter, eggs, sugar and fresh oranges - that's more or less it! You only need basic ingredients to make this Italian orange cake. Bake it in a ring mould or bundt cake tin so it looks lovely too!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 4 eggs, divided
    • 150g butter
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 4 oranges, zested and juiced
    • 400g plain flour
    • 15g baking powder

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 25cm round cake tin.
    2. In a clean bowl, with clean beaters, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
    3. In a different bowl, beat the butter and caster sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks, one at the time; beat well after each addition. Stir in the orange zest and juice. Sift in the flour and baking powder; stir well. Gently fold in whipped egg whites until well combined; pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or unti a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven, cool and serve.

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