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Greek Orange Cake

Greek Orange Cake by George Zolis
Greek Orange Cake

Greek Orange Cake

Recipe by George Zolis
4.7 from 7 votes

Indulge in the vibrant essence of Greece with our tantalizing Greek Orange Cake recipe. This exquisite dessert boasts the perfect balance of zesty orange notes and moist, tender cake. Topped with a luscious orange-infused syrup, each bite offers a burst of Mediterranean bliss. Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or simply seeking a delightful treat, this recipe will transport you to sun-kissed shores and fill your senses with the warmth of Greek hospitality. Embrace the joy of baking and share this tantalizing delight with friends and family, celebrating the rich culinary heritage of Greece.

Course: DessertCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

50

minutes
Calories

673

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

10

minutes
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Ingredients

  • For the Syrup
  • 900 g Sugar

  • 200 g Orange juice

  • 700 g Water

  • 1 tbsp Glucose

  • Zest of one orange

  • For the Orange Cake
  • 6 Eggs

  • 200 g Sugar

  • 14 g Baking powder

  • 1 pinch Salt

  • Zest of 3 oranges

  • 250 g Margarine (or butter)

  • 250 g Fine semolina

  • 100 g Orange juice

  • 200 g All purpose flour

Recipe directions

  • For the Syrup
  • Add the sugar, orange juice, water, glucose in a pot and stir. Add the orange zest and place the pot over heat. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 6 minutes.
  • Set the syrup aside to cool.
  • For the Orange Cake
  • Add the eggs, sugar in a mixer’s bowl and beat for a few minutes.
  • Add the baking powder, orange zest, a pinch of salt and mix.
  • Add the margarine (or butter) at room temperature and mix.
  • Add the fine semolina and mix.
  • Add the orange juice, the flour and mix well.
  • Τransfer the mixture to a buttered baking dish and spread it evenly using a spatula.
  • Preheat the oven to 340 F (170 C) and bake for 50 minutes.
  • To Assemble
  • Pour the cold syrup over the hot cake.
  • Let it sit for a few minutes for the syrup to be absorbed by the cake.

Recipe notes

  • For the syrup, you can use juice of half a lemon instead of the glucose.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


Calories673

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 19.4g 30%
    • Saturated Fat 3.5g 15%
  • Cholesterol 82mg 28%
  • Sodium 242mg 11%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 264mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 123.1g 41%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.3g 4%
    • Sugars 94g
  • Protein 7.5g 15%
  • Calcium 77%
  • Iron 2%
  • Vitamin D 8%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.