Orange Tea Cake

Orange Tea Cake

From   Tea Time

Prep: 25 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Japanese

Orange flavoured cake – oh so delicious, serve it with cups of hot tea for best result


  • Orange rind, grated 2 tsps
  • Orange essence (optional) ½ tsp
  • Candied orange peel, chopped ½ cup
  • Butter 1 cup to grease
  • Castor sugar 1 cup
  • Eggs 3 to 4
  • Refined flour 1 cup
  • Baking powder 1 tsp


  • Preheat oven to 180º C. Grease a baking tin with a little butter.
  • Take butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric beater till light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, and continue to beat till the mixture is light. Add the (optional) orange essence and orange rind and mix well.
  • Add candied orange peel, refined flour and baking powder and mix well.
  • Pour the batter into the greased baking tin. Keep it in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Take the tin out of the oven, let it cool for 5-7 minutes. Demould and cut into slices.
  • Arrange the slices on a serving platter and serve.