Orange Sponge Cake Recipe

Orange sponge cake infused with the flavours of orange juice and zest. The cake is oven baked tilled golden brown and complimented with the sweetness of an orange flavoured icing.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups castor sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 100g butter
  • 150g margarine
  • 250g full cream milk
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
Orange icing
  • 50g butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup of sifted icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice

Method

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugar together.
  2. Whisk the mixture until the egg mixture resembles a uniform texture.
  3. Stir in the orange juice and zest.
  4. Add in the vanilla essence and mix well.
  5. Add the flour and baking powder.
  6. Stir the mixture well to form a creamy texture.
  7. Heat the butter and milk mixture until it boils.
  8. Remove the milk mixture from the stove top and pour it into the egg and flour mixture .
  9. Mix well to form a uniform texture.
  10. Place the cake mixture into a greased oven proof tray.
  11. Bake the cake on 180 degree for 30-45 minutes until cooked thorough.
  12. In a bowl combine together butter or margarine and icing sugar.
  13. Mix well to form a creamy texture.
  14. Add in the vanilla essence and orange juice.
  15. Mix well.
  16. If the icing tastes buttery a little icing sugar can be added.
  17. When the cake has cooled completely the cake can be iced.
  18. Sprinkle orange zest over the cake as garnish.