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Orange Cake with Fresh Orange Syrup

Celebrate the citrus season with this amazing orange loaf! It's soaked with freshly made orange syrup so it is incredibly moist and tender.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 293kcal
Author: Jovita | Yummy Addiction


For the bread:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 4 oz. (113g) butter , softened to room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder

For the orange syrup:

  • zest of 1 orange , thinly sliced (or grated)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar


The bread:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, whisk eggs and sugar until pale and creamy. Whisk in orange zest, orange juice, butter, and vanilla extract.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder, then gently fold them in with a rubber spatula until incorporated.
  • Spoon the batter into the loaf pan and bake for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

The orange syrup:

  • Put orange zest, water, and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until syrup slightly thickens.
  • As soon as the bread comes out of the oven, prick the surface with a thin skewer and pour half the syrup over the top. Allow it to soak in and cool. Take the bread out of the pan and drizzle with remaining syrup.


Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.9g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 11.4g | Cholesterol: 98.8mg | Sodium: 33.4mg | Sugar: 22.2g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 22mg