Smells like home – Orange Juice Cake

3 Jul

You can’t know from this blog yet, but I love baking.
Haven’t baked anything in a long time though, so my friends started complaining.
It started small enough, a cough, a smile, a “don’t you miss baking?” and then, the direct approach:  “you didn’t bring any goodies to work lately, what gives?!”, so, I baked a cake.
Since it wasn’t planned, I made do with what I had at home.
Easy like you have no idea, tasty and moist, less then 15 min work and to the oven, and it’s all in one bowl, that’s just how I like it.
Not sure why, but this cake reminds me of home…

Orange juice cake

5 eggs
1 orange (with the peel!)
¾ cup orange juice
1¼ cups of white sugar
2 bags of vanilla sugar
¾ cup of vegetable oil
2 cups all purpose flour
1 bag of baking powder


  1.  Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.
  2. Crack the eggs to a big bowl; add the sugars, and mix until you get a fluffy mixture (about 3 min), twice the original size.
  3. Add the oil and stir well.
  4. Blend the whole orange (yes, with the peel) and the juice to a pulp. It ok if it’s not even.
  5. Add the orange to the bowl with the mixed eggs and stir well.
  6. Add the baking powder, stir and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  7. Add the flour, mix as little as possible to get a pretty much even batter.
  8. Pour to an oiled 26 inch pan, and put it in the oven for about 40 min (if you test it with a toothpick it should be dry).
  9. Let it cool down outside of the oven (you can pour a few tablespoons of juice on top of it when it’s still warm to enhance the taste.

I add icing sugar on top once it’s cold, delicious…

Enjoy, Emma.


4 Responses to “Smells like home – Orange Juice Cake”

  1. notsoskinnycook July 3, 2012 at 12:10 #

    What a beautiful textured cake. Looks like heaven… bet it smell like it too.

    • Emma July 3, 2012 at 12:21 #

      My whole flat smells like oranges now.. called my mom and let her know, so she’s making it too..

  2. Sue (Mac's Girl) July 3, 2012 at 14:49 #

    Mmmm!! It looks delicious!

    • Emma July 3, 2012 at 16:23 #

      It was! All gone now thanks to my friends…

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