Spanish Orange Cake from Valencia | SERIOUSLY Good & Easy to Make Recipe
This Spanish Orange Cake is what classic Spanish desserts are all about. Simple ingredients, beautiful flavors and no tricky techniques or special equipment needed. Serve it for breakfast, as an after dinner dessert or even as a snack on the go.
This cake hails from the region of Valencia in Spain´s Eastern coast, where it´s known as Bizcocho de Naranja. Typically found at all bakeries around the region and always served next to a café solo (Spanish espresso).
It took me exactly 40 minutes to perfectly bake the cake. Of course every oven heats differently, so it might take you 35 minutes or even up 45 minutes. Just pierce the cake in the middle, if it comes out cleanly the cake is ready.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: One the cake is baked and cooled off, you place a plate over the baking pan and flip the cake into the plate. Basically like you would on an upside down cake. This is what gives it that incredible presentation. The cake will hold for up to 5 days in the fridge, covered in saran wrap, or up to 3 months in the freezer.
****In the video I state 1 cup sugar for the caramel sauce, it is actually 1/2 cup as stated in the recipe card below***
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Spanish Orange Cake from Valencia
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 300 grams
- 2 tbsp water 30 ml
- 3 oranges
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt 140 grams
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil 120 ml
- 2 cups all-purpose flour 240 grams
- 2 tsp baking powder 8 grams
- 1/4 tsp sea salt 1.5 grams
Add 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar into a small fry pan, along with 2 tbsp water and heat with a medium heat, shake the pan so everything is well mixed
Meanwhile, peel 2 oranges and then cut into 1/4 inch (.635 cm) thick rounds
Line an 8-inch (20 cm) round baking pan with parchment paper and grease the sides with nonstick cooking spray
After about 8 minutes and all the sugar has dissolved and you´ve ended up with a dark amber caramel sauce, remove from the heat and add into the baking pan, add the slices of orange over the caramel, all in a single layer
Crack 3 eggs into a large bowl, whisk together, then slowly add in 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar while you continue to whisk, once all the sugar has been added, add in the greek yogurt, the sunflower oil and the juice of 1 orange (about 2 tbsp / 30 ml), whisk together until well mixed, then add in the flour, baking powder and salt, mix together until you end up with a thick batter with no lumps
Pour the cake batter into the baking pan, making sure it´s all in a flat layer once poured
Add into a preheated oven, bake only (bottom heat), 180 C - 350 F
After 40 minutes remove from the oven, pierce with a toothpick, if it comes out cleanly the cake is fully cooked through, let it rest for 15 minutes, then place a plate over the pan and flip, remove the baking pan and parchment paper, enjoy!
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