Caramelised Orange Cake

Caramelised Orange Cake
Syrupy cake upside down, with caramelized oranges.
Oranges, with many varieties, have intense color, are beautiful, delicious, added to savory foods and sweets, and give juice made with essential oil containing their skin, fragrance and raciness wherever used.
Today we made a cake with them!

work: 40′ time: 1h:10′ medium:
Caramelised Orange Cake

Ingredients (6 servings)

  • 6 oranges
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g (5.3 oz) sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 100g (3.5 oz) vegetable oil
  • 180g (6.3 oz) flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 200g (7.1 oz) sugar
  • 100g (3.5 oz) water
First prepare the caramel. In a saucepan, add the water and sugar and boil until it becomes caramel candy.
Pay attention, the caramel burns, gets darker and bitter when overcooked.
Pour in a round non-stick form 23cm (9.1 inches). Leave it aside to wait .
Peel 3 oranges and cut into slices 4-5 mm (0.2 inch) thick.
Lay one slice next to each other directly on the caramel.
Leave it aside to wait.
Divide the eggs into yolks and whites, putting them in separate bowls.
Beat the egg whites to stiff meringue and leave it aside for a while.
Beat the egg yolks with the sugar and a pinch of salt until the mixture turns white. Beating add the oil and vanilla.
Gradually add the flour, sifted with baking powder.
Add the whipped meringue, incorporating it a little by little into the mixture.
Finally add the zest two oranges. Mix with a spatula…
…and pour the mixture, spoonful by spoonful, onto the orange slices…
…until the mixture is finished and all orange slices are covered.
Bake in preheated oven at 200°C (392°F, Gas 5.7) for ~40'-45'.


  • juice of 3 oranges
  • 120g (4.2 oz) sugar
Till the cake is baked, prepare the syrup. In the same pan, we made caramel, boil together the syrup ingredients for 4'-5' and when you get the cake from the oven pierce with a wooden skewer and pour the syrup.
Leave to absorb and to coll.
Finally, place a serving platter over the form, holding it tightly and with a quick motion, turn it upside down. This way the candied orange slices come on top.
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Author Zambia G. Sifaki