Delicioso bizcocho de naranja

The Orange Cake is spongy, delicious and much appreciated by adults as well as kids and it has been on the table of homes all over the world for many years. It is not only delicious but also nutritious, as it preserves the health benefits of the orange. Your task today is to learn how to make orange cake quickly and easily.

In this post we offer you two good recipes, so that you can enjoy a good cake, once you select the one you like most. The orange cake is millenary, and has remained among homemade pastry recipes for many years and the palate of so many people for so long does not lie.

We provide you with some history and information so that you know where this dessert from the kitchen of the old days comes from and you can armor your body from infections and colds. It is simply a healthy and delicious cake, with the exquisite aroma of sour fruit, perfect to be tasted with a good hot coffee, in a cloudy afternoon.

In winter, it’s one of the best options so that your body recovers energy and strengthens its immune system, and the good news is that the orange season has just begun. You can therefore enjoy the freshness of this marvellous fruit. We invite you to continue reading and learn more about this millenary dessert.

Where does the term ‘bizcocho’ (cake) come from?

Bizcocho (cake) is a word that comes from the Latin bis coctus which is also derived from biscuit. A term used to name cakes and biscuits in France or England. It is also called that way in several Spanish-speaking countries.

The story tells us that the word bis coctus means “cooked twice”. That meant that in the past a cake was baked, left to rest and then removed from the mould to be baked again. With that procedure, the old confectionerys ensured the spongy cake would last longer without being damaged.

On another hand, oranges originated in the southeast  of Asia more than 4000 B.C., and were then exported to India. They were later taken to Florida by Ponce de León, a Spanish explorer in the 16th century. From there, Spanish missionaries in the 18th century took them to California.

Thanks to that, the Spanish people have been enjoying for many years of a nutritious orange juice and a delicious and aromatic orange cake.

Why is orange cake healthy?

Orange sponge cake is not only delicious, but also very nutritious, as it contains essential nutrients that meet different functions in the body. Like all citrus fruits, it is high in vitamin C, which is essential for preventing colds and flu.

In addition, it helps the body absorb other essential nutrients such as iron, calcium and phosphorus.
And it is also rich in thiamine and folic acid, elements that are essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system. And besides those, there is the pectin, which is of great help in reducing the cholesterol level in the blood, and most importantly, no risk of side effects exist, as with some drugs does.
It is as well rich in magnesium, an element that prevents the blood from coagulating because it makes it fluid and protects you from disorders in the cardiovascular system. It therefore promotes circulation while preventing the formation of varicose veins.
On another hand, it is not possible to forget mentioning its high antioxidant effect, which improves the appearance of your skin, helping it to be bright always, since it is a source of collagen and does not allow wrinkles to appear at an early age.
The oranges have got many other benefits for your health. They help to improve your vision because they are also rich in vitamin A. And at the same time they improve digestion and your immune system, protect your body cells and neutralize free radicals.
Every time you consume 100 gr of oranges you are supplying your body with a significant amount of nutrients, as you can see in the table below:

Orange Nutrients /100 gr

Nutrients Contenido
Energy 42 kcal
Proteins 0,8 g
Carbohydrates 8,6 g
Fiber 2,4 g
Calcium 36 mg
Iron 0,3 mg
Iodine 2 ug
Magnesium 12 mg

Due to all those benefits, you will realize that it is highly recommended for the winter, a season when it is very common to be surprised by a cold, you prepare a spongy orange cake. It is worth choosing one of the recipes we offer you and enjoying a special afternoon, while you strengthen your health at the same time.

Simple orange sponge cake recipes

1. Easy orange cake


Recipe for 10 people
– 2 eggs
– 140 gr sugar
– 100 ml orange juice
– 100 ml extra virgin olive or sunflower oil
– 220 gr baking flour
– 15 gr chemical yeast
– Orange peel


Heat the oven at 180° C. Line a rectangular mould of approximately 25 cm in length with greaseproof paper. Pour eggs, oil, orange juice into a bowl and beat them all slowly. Add the flour while you beat until the lumps disappear.
Pour the mixture into the mould, tapping it on the table so that the biggest bubbles come out and then take it to the oven for 40 minutes. Before you take it out, try inserting a knife and taking it away, if the knife comes out clean, the cooking is ready. Wait a few minutes for it to cool down and take it out of the mould.

  1. Orange sponge cake


  • 4 eggs
  • 150 gr sugar
  • 3 medium oranges juice
  • 150 gramos de harina
  • 150 gr butter
  • Orange peel


Mix the flour, the sugar, the softened butter, the 4 yolks and one orange peel very well. Beat the whites of the four eggs until stiff and add them to the mixture. Then pour it all into a mould previously greased with butter.

With the oven already hot, introduce the mould and leave it at high temperature for five minutes. Then lower the temperature of the oven and leave it for 20 minutes more. Try it with a knife, if it comes out clean, then it is ready, take it out of the oven, out of the baking mould and bathe it with the juice of the three oranges mixed with sugar, and let it cool down before eating.

  1. Very easy orange cake


  • 200 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 oranges peel
  • 300 gr all-purpose wheat flour or pastry flour
  • 250 gr sugar
  • 100 ml extra mild virgin olive oil
  • 15 gr baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 18cm diameter and 8 cm high demolding mould
  • butter for spreading on the mould

Enjoy your fluffy and nutritious orange cake!

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