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Spanish Orange Cake

Spanish Orange Cake from Valencia

Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 289 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 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


  1. 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

  2. Meanwhile, peel 2 oranges and then cut into 1/4 inch (.635 cm) thick rounds

  3. Line an 8-inch (20 cm) round baking pan with parchment paper and grease the sides with nonstick cooking spray

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Pour the cake batter into the baking pan, making sure it´s all in a flat layer once poured

  7. Add into a preheated oven, bake only (bottom heat), 180 C - 350 F

  8. 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!

Recipe Notes

Get the Round Baking Pan I used to make this Cake

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Orange Cake from Valencia
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 139mg6%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 133IU3%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.