Monday, April 21, 2014

Sicilian Orange Cake



This recipe was adapted from one of my favourite blogger who had quit blogging quite sometimes ago. I will not mention her blog name as what I heard of was that someone has got the url that she had gave up and take advantage on the blog traffic to get profit :(.

One day I was craving for my favourite orange butter cake and when preparing the ingredients, suddenly I remember this sicilian orange cake that I had bookmarked long time ago and decided to give it a go.

I omitted the icing as stated at the original recipe as I dun really fancy icing.

250g lightly salted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing
250g caster sugar (I reduced to 180g)
4 medium eggs
1 1/2 tsp finely grated orange zest
250g self raising flour
85ml freshly squeezed orange juice

1. Preheat the oven to 170C. Grease and line a 8" square cake pan with baking paper.
2.  Cream the butter and sugar until very pale. 
3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating very well between each one, if necessary adding a spoonful of flour with the last egg to prevent the mixture from curdling. 
4. Beat in the orange zest.
5.  Add the flour all at once and mix in well, then slowly mix in the orange juice.
6.    Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer, inserted into the centre of the cake, comes out clean. If it starts to brown too quickly, cover loosely with a sheet of lightly buttered foil.
7.    Leave the cake, in the pan, to cool on a wire rack, then unmold and serve.

The cake is soft and moist and buttery with orange aroma, delicious. I reduced the sugar and the sweetness is just nice for me. It is equally delicious as my previous orange butter cake but lighter, the orange butter cake is much more "heavier" and "stronger".

I am submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up April 2014 - Orange host by Ann of Anncoo Journal, organized by Zoe@ Bake For Happy Kids and Mui Mui @ My Little Favourites DIY.


  1. 趁现在没人,我快快lap一片蛋糕走人咯!

  2. 如果不太腻,真想多吃两片呢!嘻嘻嘻 。。

  3. Looks very yummy orange butter cake.

  4. Good afternoon Jess...

    See the cake makes me crave for it, hehe...

  5. 闻到香橙味道, 我也喜欢香橙蛋糕,可以让人吃了一片又一片的!

  6. Jess, your orange cake looks so good. I must bookmark your recipe for future reference :)
    Thanks for linking to LTU.

  7. This looks perfect! I love the smooth and light texture.

  8. 哈。。这样也可以呀,居然用别人的url为自己赚钱。这个世界真的无奇不有咧。^o^

  9. 最爱香橙口味的蛋糕,流口水了。。呵呵

  10. I love orange butter cake... this looks so moist and fluffy!

  11. I have seen a recipe of this cake but not sure if it is the same. Thanks for baking this as I would love to bake it. Looks so soft, moist and fluffy. Jess, can I reduce the sugar?

    1. Hi Kimmy, I reduced the sugar but forgot to put in, I used 180g instead, sweetness I think just nice.

  12. Thanks Jess. Hope I can bake a nice cake like yours.

    1. Hi Kimmy definitely you can as I am a self learn home baker too :D Let me know if you have any more questions, will try my best to answer to your doubts.


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