Vanilla & Orange Cake Recipe
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Vanilla & Orange Cake

This Vanilla & Orange cake is a celebration of oranges and bursting with orange flavour – from the perfumed zest, juice and orange segments crowning the top of the cake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword Orange cake, Vanilla & Orange cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 237kcal
Author Jennifer Schmidt


  • 100 g of butter 3.5 oz
  • 90 g of brown sugar 1/2 cup
  • 1 vanilla bean seeds scraped
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • 2 large eggs
  • 210 g of plain flour 1½ cups, all purpose
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 2/3 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 oranges segmented
  • 1 tbs sugar (optional for bruleeing the top)


  • Preheat the oven to 180 celsius (350 fahrenheit) and place the butter, vanilla seeds, orange zest and brown sugar in a bowl of an electric mixer and cream until pale and golden. Place the orange segments in a bowl and add the vanilla pod to the orange segments and toss to combine.
  • Add the eggs to the creamed butter and sugar, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder, and fold through. Finally add the Greek yoghurt and orange juice and mix until just combined. Place the mixture into a 22cm round non stick spring form tin that has been lined with baking paper and smooth the top.
  • Starting from the outside, place the orange segments in a circle, slightly overlapping, and repeat until the whole cake is covered. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out cleanly. Cool on a wire rack.
  • When the cake is cooled sprinkle with sugar and use a kitchen torch to gently brulee the top.


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Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 27.1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1.3mg