Soft Orange Cake Recipe

A soft, moist orange cake is a delightful dessert that brings a burst of citrusy sweetness to any meal. Perfect for tea time, celebrations, or even as a comforting treat, this orange cake recipe is characterized by its light texture and fresh, vibrant flavor. Let’s dive into the steps to create this heavenly dessert, ensuring every slice is infused with the perfect balance of sweetness and tangy orange zest.

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

  • All-purpose Flour: 240 grams (2 cups), sifted
  • Baking Powder: 2 teaspoons
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Unsalted Butter: 225 grams (1 cup), room temperature
  • Granulated Sugar: 200 grams (1 cup)
  • Eggs: 4 large, at room temperature
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Orange Zest: From 2 large oranges
  • Fresh Orange Juice: 120 ml (1/2 cup)
  • Sour Cream: 120 ml (1/2 cup), for extra moisture

For the Orange Syrup:

  • Orange Juice: 100 ml (from about 1 large orange)
  • Sugar: 50 grams (1/4 cup)

For the Orange Glaze (optional):

  • Powdered Sugar: 150 grams (1 and 1/4 cups)
  • Orange Juice: 3 tablespoons, adjust for desired consistency
  • Orange Zest: 1 teaspoon, for added flavor

Instructions:

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