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Orange zesty cake

Sweet, moist and delicious orange zesty cake.

Vegan, nut free | Serves 12 | DESSERT


For the syrup:

  • 230g sugar
  • 150ml water
  • 150ml orange juice
  • Peels of 1 orange

For the cake:


  • 85ml orange juice
  • 80ml vegetable oil
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • Zest of 1 orange


  • 250g self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda


1.Start with the syrup, as it needs to be cold to use it. In a saucepan, add the sugar, water, orange juice and peels and add on a medium heat, and bring to boil.

2.After few minutes of boiling the sugar must have dissolved and the syrup must be clear, this is when is ready.

3.Add the syrup in a bowl and set aside to cool down.

4.Preheat the oven at 180°C and grease a (28x20cm) baking tray.


5.In a medium size bowl, add all the wet ingredients and combine with a whisk.

6.In a separate bowl, add all the dry ingredients and stir to incorporate all together.

7.Add the dry ingredients into the wet and combine well.

8.Add the mixture in the baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until a knife comes out from the middle clear.

9.Once the cake is baked, add the cold syrup on top on the hot cake and let it absorb it for a couple of hours.

10.Add in fridge and serve with vanilla ice-cream.



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