Marie-Claude's orange cake

    1 hour 45 min

    This cake is the one my mother prepares like a chef! It is really simple but excellent. You cannot fail it. Good luck!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 90ml vegetable oil
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 120g natural yoghurt
    • 2 oranges, zested and juiced
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder

    Prep:1hr15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together the vegetable oil, sugar and eggs. Stir in yoghurt and orange zest. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the mixture just until blended. Pour the dough into a greased 22x33cm cake tin.
    3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean. Poke holes in the cake with a knife, and pour the juice from the oranges over the cake slowly until it has all been absorbed.

    For a Halloween cake...

    The cake will look dark orange so if you use black decoration on it, it is a perfect Halloween cake

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    Reviews in English (24)


    Have made this recipe twice, first i made it into cupcakes and they were lovely, second time used a loaf tin and it turned out very dense. Wouldn't use this tin again for this recipe as also didn't rise as well. Orange flavour is strong but not too overpowering.  -  23 May 2010


    This recipe is good, try it, but IT MAKES A 9"x9" CAKE, NOT a 9"x13" one. At least, I can't imagine how so little batter could have made the larger cake. Beyond that though, this was great - moist, very orangey, a nice colour. After the juice soaked in (15 mins or so), I topped the cake with store-bought chocolate icing. That was a good choice - the combination tasted like those chocolate oranges you get at Christmas. I made it for Halloween.  -  31 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great cake. A smaller pan works best. For a different cake, try Meyer's Lemons with this instead of oranges. Delicious. Like others, whipping cream makes a great serve along. After whipping, add just a tad orange zest to the the cream.  -  21 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)