Moroccan Orange Cake

Total Time
10 mins
40 mins

This Moroccan Orange Cake Recipe is quick and easy to make, and delicious without frosting. One very large orange, or two medium oranges, should yield the half cup of fresh orange juice used in the recipe. Just for fun, I've listed the traditional measures used in Morocco which had to go in the directions since Zaar wouldn't accept "tea glasses". You might want to follow that method if you're baking with kids. Please note that tea glasses usually hold 4 to 6 ounces of liquid. I guessed at the serving size. Posted for ZAAR World Tour 2010 and thanks to my good friend Carrol for finding it for me. As an update finally had time to make this, specially after reading all the nice reivews. I did follow a reviewers report and reduced the sugar to 1 cup to cut back a little. Baked in a loaf pan as that's all I had. Then added a glaze that I made with fresh oj instead of milk and everyone loved it. Came out moist, sweet and simalar texture to a pound cake. It was enjoyed by all and hope you enjoy it too.

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  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F (180° C). Grease and flour a tube pan. If using fresh oranges, zest and juice them.
  2. With an electric mixer or by hand, beat together the eggs and sugar until thick. Gradually beat in the oil.
  3. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt, and then the orange juice. Beat until smooth, and then mix in the zest and vanilla.
  4. Pour the batter into your prepared pan, and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the cake tests done.
  5. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 7 to 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to finish cooling.
  6. Here's the orginal MOROCCAN MEASUREMENTS:.
  7. 4 eggs.
  8. 1 soup bowl of sugar.
  9. 1 tea glass of vegetable oil.
  10. 1 soup bowl of flour.
  11. 2 sachets of baking powder.
  12. pinch of salt.
  13. 1 tea glass of fresh orange juice.
  14. zest from 1 or 2 oranges.
  15. 1 sachet of vanilla sugar.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is a great recipe - light fluffy cake - just one thing you need to stir in the orange zest manually otherwise gets stuck on the mixure blades.

To make it xtra special when it comes out hot tip it upside down on a plate and pour some orange liquer on it - tip it the right way up between two plates and add orange liquer to it again - it must be hot when you do this - straight out of the oven - this makes this cake really yummy!!!!!

5 5

Tasted like a pound cake

5 5

Delicious! I have a small ring pan so cut recipe in half to make a smaller cake. Worked great. I used the juice and zest of California Cuties (Mandarin) oranges. This is like a pound cake without all of the butter! I served it plain, but will try your glaze suggestion next time. Mad for Spring 2012 PAC.