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Orange Zest Bundt Cake: A Taste of Sunshine and Memories

Cooking Method
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 50 min Rest Time: 10 min Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Cooking Temp 180  °C
Servings 10
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

This Orange Zest Bundt Cake is a delightful blend of aromatic citrus flavours and tender, moist crumb that is sure to brighten any table.

It's a recipe that requires no mixer, making it wonderfully accessible for bakers of all skill levels. The inclusion of fresh orange zest and juice not only infuses the cake with a vibrant, natural orange flavour but also ensures each bite is moist and bursting with a refreshing citrus essence. Perfect for a variety of occasions, this cake is as versatile as it is delicious ideal for a comforting breakfast, a sweet dessert treat, or even a midday snack to lift your spirits.

The simplicity of preparation, combined with its rich flavour profile, makes this cake a delightful culinary experience.

Why This Recipe is Amazing:

This recipe is a tribute to my fondest memories of Tripoli, Lebanon, where the air in spring was laden with the scent of orange blossoms. The cake stands out for its simplicity and the profound flavours it brings. It's a perfect blend of nostalgia and taste, easy to make without any complicated equipment. The vibrant orange zest and fresh juice infuse the cake with a rich, citrusy aroma, making each slice a decadent experience.

    For the cake batter
  • 4 eggs (large)
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar (granulated)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 Zest of oranges
  • 3/4 cups cooking oil (vegetable or canola)
  • 1/2 cup milk (full cream)
  • 2 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • For the icing
  • 1/2 cup Orange juice
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon orange Zest (add as much as you prefer)
  • 2-4 tablespoons orange juice
  1. Preparation:

    Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Generously grease a bundt pan with oil or butter and dust with flour.

  2. Batter Creation:

    In a bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy. Incorporate the orange zest, oil, milk, flour, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Baking the Cake:

    Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  4. Icing:

    For the icing, combine icing sugar and orange zest. Gradually add orange juice to reach the desired consistency.

  5. Finishing Touches:

    Once the cake is cool, elegantly drizzle the icing over the top, completing the sensory experience.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Piece

Servings 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 367kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%
Saturated Fat 12.8g64%
Cholesterol 149mg50%
Sodium 3954mg165%
Potassium 2140mg62%
Total Carbohydrate 57g19%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugars 27.1g
Protein 7.9g16%

Calcium 909 mg
Iron 4 mg
Vitamin D 14 IU

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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