Easy Orange Juice Cake (Orange Cake)

Orange Juice Cake (Orange Cake), nigerianfoodtv, cake recipes
Orange Juice Cake (Orange Cake)

I bet you’ll agree with me that with hundreds of delicious cake recipes out there, it is almost impossible to have just ONE favorite cake recipe. And even when you thought you have finally found your ”go-to” recipe, you suddenly discover another one that also becomes a keeper. That was exactly what happened to me when I came across this Orange juice cake(orange cake).

I found myself repeating it so often that, as the aromatic smell of the orange cake filled the house, I wondered what took me so long in sharing this recipe with you. Well, no more delays, here’s my favorite Orange juice cake recipe, and hope you enjoy it.
++Orange juice recipe adapted from”Libro de Recetas de Tarta Tradicionales”++


For the Cake

  • 375 gr Flour
  • 250 gr Sugar
  • 100 gr Butter(softened)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 16gr Baking powder (2 tablespoons)
  • 60 ml Milk
  • 125 ml Fresh orange juice
  •  1 tablespoon Orange peel (use a grater to peel the orange skin)
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For the Orange juice syrup:

  • 200 gr Sugar
  • 150 ml Orange juice
  • 80 ml Water
    a.  You can replace one of the eggs with plain yogurt, if you want to give it an extra boost.
    b.  The orange juice syrup is optional but makes the cake really moist.


1. Preheat the oven to 180º C and grease the cake pan lightly with butter and dust with flour.

2. Beat the softened butter and sugar together until creamy.

3. Now add the eggs, one at a time. Then add the orange juice and milk. Mix together and add the orange peel.

4. Gradually sift in the flour and baking powder and mix together until well incorporated.

5. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan and bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick dipped into the cake, comes out clean.

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Tip: the dipper the cake pan the longer it will take to be done.

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Take the cake out of the oven, leave to cool for 5 minutes, then turn over onto a rack and go ahead and prepare the orange juice syrup.

To make the Orange cake syrup:

  • Mix the water, orange juice and sugar in a saucepan.
  • Heat up on low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  • Simmer for 3 minutes and put off the heat.
  • Finally poke the top of the cake with a tooth pick and pour the hot syrup over the hot cake. Leave to sit on the table for 20 minutes (so that the cake can absorb the orange syrup and cool completely).
  • Then serve and Enjoy.

Extra Tip:
 To make this tube shaped cake without a tube pan, simply grease the body of an empty peak milk  or derica can, fill it with stones, beans or sand., then seal the top and place it in the center of a round baking pan
(just as I did in the picture in step 5 above)
When the cake cools, gently remove the can and what you have is a tubed shaped cake….Easy Right?

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  1. Olayemi
    September 11, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    Wow … always helpful.. you're the best

  2. LindaDiaz
    July 25, 2016 / 2:50 pm


  3. Lindjoy
    March 12, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    My swt Nky, ur d bst. I fully trust all ur recipes nd dis wil b the bomb. Pls can i use d normal tablespoon to measure d baking powder nd since d cake top is usually thick whn done, do i use thookpick 2 poke all over d top of d cake so dat d syrup can go into d cake? Thanks.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 14, 2016 / 8:32 am

      Hi hun, where have you been all these weeks, I no see your breaklight..lol..Yes dear, you can use the normal tablespoon but always level it with a knife and yes you can poke the cake gently so that the syrup can get in.

  4. Ange
    January 10, 2016 / 3:21 am

    Ooooooh….I stayed in Nigeria for some time and I enjoyed all the food…I am back in SA full time and sometimes feel sad because I miss the good….lol to the point that I want to cry….but Auntie your blog really helps me..no more driving around in SA in search of a proper Nigerian meal….feel like hugging you����

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 11, 2016 / 11:46 am

      Thanks to you Ange for your lovely comment, I'm so glad to be of help 🙂

  5. Alicia
    October 26, 2015 / 7:01 pm

    I made my orange cake on saturday and it was amazing. Thanks a lot.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 11, 2016 / 11:27 am

      You're welcome Alicia. Thanks for your lovely feedback 🙂

  6. Cindy Chu
    October 22, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    Thanks so much Nky for all your easy and lovely recipes. I've tried a number of them and they were wow.I'd like to know if green oranges would do for the zest ie the grated orange peel.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 24, 2015 / 2:10 pm

      You're welcome hun. And yes you can use the green orange zest.

  7. Cindy Chu
    October 22, 2015 / 6:28 pm

    Thanks Nky for all your lovely recipes. I've tried a number of them, and they've always turned out wow. I'd like to know if green oranges would do for the zest ie the grated peel. Thank you.

  8. Gozzylin Chukwu
    October 15, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    Thank you very much Nky. I have been fantasizing abt this recipe and wat it wud look and taste like but now I can confidently try it out.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 24, 2015 / 1:41 pm

      You're welcome hun 🙂

  9. Araba Ganiyat Bukola Minaj
    October 13, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Is blue band butter a softened butter?.Keep up the good work,may God strengthen you

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 14, 2015 / 5:20 am

      Hi Araba, Blue band is margarine, but most people use it for baking cake, so you can use it.But make sure it is at room temperature and not from the fridge.I'll be expecting your feedback dearie 🙂

  10. Anonymous
    October 12, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Love ur blog, after pouring d hot syrup on the cake did u return it back to the oven

  11. Anonymous
    October 9, 2015 / 11:29 pm

    Hi Nky u r too much joooor. U can't imagine how much I admire u. I have a question, can't dis b prepared in a sandwich toaster? Continue ur great work dear, God bless u for me.

    • Ronke Ajayi
      October 10, 2015 / 8:47 am

      I made it yesterday with my sandwich maker, so it is possible. But I made the batter thicker by adding only 30ml milk.Thanks for the recipe Nky, you are the best.

  12. Fatimah
    October 9, 2015 / 7:40 pm

    Well-done. As much as I love to eat and make cake. I don't like the fact that you have to mix sugar and butter for a while as I don't have the strength to do so and I don't have a mixer, but I'm thinking of giving this a try. Thumbs ��

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 10, 2015 / 7:52 am

      Hi Fatimah, you dont have to mix for too long. Remember you are working with softened butter.I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂

  13. Eso
    October 9, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    I will definately give this a try.Thanks so much Nky.Luv ya

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 10, 2015 / 7:49 am

      I'll be expecting your feedback hun 🙂

  14. sugarhoney bee
    October 9, 2015 / 5:09 pm

    Nky, you remain the best, the bester, the bestest. Loool

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 10, 2015 / 7:48 am

      Lol.. thanks Hun 🙂