If you’re in the mood for something sweet and citrusy, look no further than this Orange Fluff Cake! This is the best orange cake recipe, it not only has an amazing orange taste, but it’s surprisingly easy to make too!
You don’t need any fancy ingredients or baking tools to make this fluffy cake recipe, – just some oranges, butter, sugar, and flour for the perfect combination of light and fluffy cake. So what are you waiting for? Keep reading to find out how to make the best orange cake recipe at home!
Ingredients you’ll need:
Get your taste buds ready! To make a heavenly Orange fluff cake, you’ll need eggs, sugar, flour, and oranges. So gather those yummy ingredients together to get started on this delicious dessert!
- Cake Flour: To make a fluffy cake, you need to use flour that is low in protein. Cake flour is low in protein, and is also ground very finely, which will produce very tender baked goods…
- White sugar: Using white sugar is the way to go! Brown could add a slightly more caramel-like flavor and can also slightly alter the color of your cake.
- Butter: Unsalted is the best choice. The recipe calls for melted butter, make sure it’s not too hot before adding it to the other ingredients.
- Orange Juice: Make your orange cake truly delicious with freshly-squeezed orange juice. if you are unable to do this, you can definitely use store-bought.
- Egg whites: For gorgeous, luscious cakes that are light and airy, the key is to use fresh egg whites! These secret ingredients will add more volume for a delightfully fluffy treat.
- Cream of tartar: Cream of tartar is a leavening agent that is added to egg whites to whip them to perfection and help them stay stable. In addition to this function, this raises the pH of the batter, which makes a lighter crumb.
How to Make Orange Cake from Scratch?
To start, mix the flour, half of the sugar, baking powder, melted butter, egg yolks, orange juice, and zest – along with a little bit of salt – in a bowl until well combined.
In a separate bowl, whip together the egg whites with cream of tartar, and slowly while whipping add the other half of the sugar. Finally, fold the whipped egg whites into the yolk/flour mixture, until everything is evenly combined.
Once your batter is ready, pour it into a 10-inch tube pan and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool upside down, to make sure it doesn’t collapse. While the cake is cooling down, prepare the icing by mixing the confectioner’s sugar with orange juice and zest.
Slice the cake and serve with a generous teaspoon of glaze.
What Goes Well with Orange Cake?
Afternoon tea is a great time to enjoy orange cake. After all, what’s better than enjoying a cup of tea or coffee with this soft, citrusy orange dessert? Remember it’s always important to wait until the cake cools off enough to enjoy.
Once cooled, all you need to do is sit down and savor every bite! If you’re feeling fancy, try adding some zesty cream cheese frosting or tangy crème fraiche on top.
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Can you Freeze Orange Cake?
Orange cake may just be the most fluffy cake recipe around – and, luckily, you can enjoy it year-round! Freezing orange cake is the perfect way to make sure that you always have a yummy snack on hand.
For best results, make sure to double-wrap your cake before freezing: first in plastic wrap, and then in an airtight container.
This will help keep moisture out and protect the flavor for months! Just think of having a moist and flavorful slice every time you need one – isn’t that amazing?
- 1 ½ cups sifted cake flour
- 1 cup white sugar, divided
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons butter, melted
- ⅓ cup fresh orange juice
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 egg whites
- ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
- 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
- Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C).
- To prepare the orange fluff cake, pour the flour, half of the sugar, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Mix well with a whisk until well combined
- With a spoon, create a well in the center and slowly add the orange juice, egg yolks, orange zest, vanilla extract, and melted butter. Whisk until smooth.
- Using a stand-up or hand-held mixer, whisk the egg whites with the cream of tartar until frothy. Slowly add the other half of the sugar while whisking, until stiff peaks form.
- Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk/flour mixture with a spatula a little at a time, with slow movements from bottom to top.
- Pour the mixture into a 10-inch tube pan and place it in the oven. Bake for around 40 - 50 minutes. (It is very important that the mold is not greased and floured when we pour in the batter).
- Once the cake is out of the oven, let it cool upside down in its mold for 2-3 hours or until it cools down completely. When cold, release the cake from the mold with the help of the dull side of a knife blade.
- Before serving, prepare the glaze: In a small bowl, mix together the confectioner’s sugar with the orange juice and zest. Pour the glaze evenly on top of the cake and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 6gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 5g