Orange Cake

IMG_5356IMG_5359IMG_5364Yet another cake! Again and again, but who doesn’t love a generous slice (or two) of cake for breakfast, especially during the weekend with a good hot coffee. I like this cake, it’s simple, tasty, fragrant and zesty!

This cake is inspired by two famous French Patissiers; Christophe Felder & Camille Lesecq. The original recipe is a Lemon Cake,  but as there were no more lemons, I used oranges, and also reduced the quantity of sugar.

It’s also time for Fiesta Friday #111 with Angieand big thanks to Naina @ Spice in the City and Julianna @ Foodie On Board for co-hosting this week’s Party!

Serves: 8/10 slices


  • 200g of flour (all purpose/plain flour)
  • 4g of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 180g of caster sugar
  • 100g of light cream
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of pure orange extract
  • 80g of melted butter
  • Icing sugar
  • 150g of apricot jam for glazing
  • Confit orange (orange confites)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a loaf cake pan (mine is 25/9.5 centimeters).
  3. In a large bowl beat the 4 eggs and the sugar with an electric mixer until it becomes light and creamy.
  4. Add the orange zest, the pure orange extract, the pinch of salt and the  cream.
  5. Continue to whisk.
  6. Pour the flour and the baking powder.
  7. Whisk.
  8. Finally, pour the butter and whisk gently.
  9. Pour the mixture into the loaf cake and bake for 50 minutes (more or less depending on the oven) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove the cake from the oven.
  11. Allow cooling for 30 minutes.
  12. Transfer the cake to a serving plate.
  13. Heat the apricot jam inside a small pan over a low heat until it melts.
  14. Brush the top of the cake with the melted apricot-jam.
  15. Decorate with some confit oranges and dust with icing sugar.

Serve with a good coffee, to balance the sweetness of the cake!

Bonne dégustation!

PS: For the confit orange, it is the same process than orangettes, except don’t crystallize them and don’t set aside for 24 hours.

62 Comments Add yours

  1. Would love a slice of such flavorful cake Linda ❤️

    1. Thank you so much, Sonal. I wish I could send you a whole cake to enjoy with your tea❤️

  2. This does look so zesty and delicious. Sounds perfect for breakfast 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Zeba. Have a lovely week! 🙂

  3. There are never too many cake recipes. Your cake looks delicious.

    1. Oh, thank you very much! 🙂

  4. Always good to have another cake recipe. It looks delicious. I love the beautiful knife you have there. How unique! 🙂

    1. Ronit you will love this one. The knife is a gift from a friend (a long time ago)…Have a nice week! 🙂

  5. Anna says:

    Linda, this cake is so lovely, and the flavors sound wonderful!

    1. Thank you so much, Anna! 🙂 Have a wonderful week!

      1. Anna says:

        Thank you, Linda! Have a wonderful week as well! 🙂

  6. Aruna says:

    I make Citrus cakes often now. I see that you use an extract to enhance the flavour. Will try adding an extract next time for a deeper flavour. 🙂

    1. Aruna, the pure extract is powerful (a teaspoon is enough to enhance the aroma) perfect for any desserts. Do let me know how it turns out. Have a nice day! 🙂

  7. chefjulianna says:

    Citrus cakes are the best! I’ll take a generous slice with my morning coffee!! It looks gorgeous as always! Thanks so much for bringing this over to Fiesta Friday this week! Yum! 😀

    1. Thanks a lot Juliana I really appreciate your comment. Thanks for co-hosting this week FF and don’t eat too much, I’m watching you! 😀

  8. Francesca says:

    Gorgeous cake, Linda!

    1. Thanks a lot Francesca! 🙂

  9. Looks soooo good Linda ❤️

    1. Thank you very much! 🙂 xx

  10. Loretta says:

    So beautiful Linda (as always). I bought some blood oranges today, and so want to try a lovely citrus loaf like yours. I was pleased as punch to see that your last post was recognized too. Always loved lamb and you did such a wonderful job with it all.

    1. Thank you very much Loretta for all your kind words, you are so sweet. A cake with some blood oranges, is a nice and superb idea, yummy. I can imagine the flavors and the color too! 🙂

  11. I wouldn’t mind another cake at all ! Looks so delicious, Linda 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Freda! 🙂

  12. tentimestea says:

    I can never tire of your cake recipes Linda! Bitter coffee and sweet cake is the best thing in the morning. The topping sounds especially delicious for this cake–a bit of sticky jam, the confit orange, and of course a dusting of icing sugar. (And I also love the gorgeous rise of this cake! I sometimes end up with very flat loaf cakes that could use some of this cake’s lift 😀 ).

    1. Thank you so much Laura for your nice comment, I really appreciate. You made me laugh, I have sometimes the same problem with my Madeleines 😀 Have a wonderful day! 🙂
      I have a small jar with pistachio paste and I plan to make your Babka very soon 😉

  13. Yes, another gorgeous cake. I sure would love a generous slice (or two) 🙂

    1. Thank you very much,Fae. I wish I could share with you more than two slices! 🙂 It’s one of my favorites 😉

  14. I love citrus desserts and your cake looks so decandent -wish I could have a slice …. slurp…

    1. Thank you so much Chitra. It was yummy! 😀

  15. chef mimi says:

    It looks beautiful! I can just smell it!

    1. Thanks a lot Mimi! 🙂

  16. Linda this cake is beautiful, it looks moist and tender. I really like your method of preparation and reading it I can see exactly why this cake is so lovely. I am such a fan of orange and this cake is one I have saved and will have to make. Just beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much Suzanne for your nice comment. Simple to make but really tasty. Btw I love your new profile picture, you look amazing on the photo, Suzanne! 🙂

  17. Ah So Yummy says:

    Looks absolutely yummy! If you ask me, cake is good any time of the day.

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

  18. Jhuls says:

    Oh Linda! The cake sounds so full of lovely orange flavor. I’d love to have two slices, please? 😀

    1. Thanks a lot Jhuls for your sweet comment. The cake is simple and yummy :D. Have a nice day! 🙂

  19. missemzyy says:

    Beautiful photos!!! Cake looks absolutely delicious x

    1. Thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words! 🙂 Alf Mabrouk xx

      1. missemzyy says:

        Shokran habibti 🙂 xx

  20. Beautiful as always. What a delicate and moist-looking cake and I love that you’re channeling citrus here. This is right up my alley!

    1. Thank you so much Amanda. A classic cake but full of flavor. Thanks a lot for your nice comment on my Instagram page, you always put a smile on my face! 🙂

  21. Nancy says:

    I never tire of citrus cakes and this one looks fabulous, Linda! Not only is it beautiful to looks at, I imagine the flavor is wonderful… I bet the aroma was heavenly while it was baking. Delicious!

  22. Wow, this looks so good! I love lemon cake, never had orange but I know I would love it too!
    Tania @

    1. Sorry for the late reply 😉 Thanks a lot for your comment! 🙂

  23. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

    1. Thanks a lot Chefceaser! 🙂

  24. Linda, This cake looks so tasty! I wish I could try it. I guess I am going to have to make it 🙂

    1. I’m sorry for the late reply. I really appreciate your nice comment and do let me know how it turns out! 🙂

  25. So lovely, as always Linda! It would be such a delight to sit down to a slice of this cake, a cup of coffee and a chat with you.

    1. I’m so sorry for my late reply Margot. I would love too my friend and I hope it will be happen one day. Have a wonderful weekend ahead xx

  26. Lubna Karim says:

    I landed to your blog page through instagram….and look where I landed….an treasure of droolicious recipes….wonderful work….Love this cake and I am fan of flavoured cakes….Can you give me your e-mail to send across the Ramadan Invite to guest post on my blog…

    1. Thank you so much Lubna for your very nice comment, I really appreciate. I will send you my email via Instagram. Have a nice day! 🙂

  27. Patty Nguyen says:

    Lovely cake, Linda. If you ever want to ship to California… 😉

    1. Sorry for my late reply Patty. You always made me smile and I think the best would be that I come to California with my boxes 😀

  28. Margherita says:

    Linda, trust me, we don’t mind at all if your sharing another cake…. especially if oranges are playing the role of the main character! Beautiful, as usual!

    1. Désolée Margherita pour avoir pris tout ce temps à te répondre… Thanks a lot for your kind comment xx

  29. skd says:

    What a delicious cake. I wonder how I missed it. My reader is playing traunt nowadays. Missing a lot of posts. But I am glad i found it. I can almost whiff those oranges.yummm…yummm….

    1. No worries Ana, sometimes I have the same problem. The cake was very yummy 😀 Have a superb weekend! 🙂

  30. safia-safou says:

    ce gâteau est magnifique comme toujours ya3tik essaha ma belle

    1. Issalmek Safounette, passe un bon weekend 😘😘😘

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