Easy Orange Blender Cake

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This delicious Orange Cake is made using the entire fruit (peel, juice, and pulp) and it so easy and so spongy and fresh that it will be your favorite coffee — or tea — cake.

easy orange cake

A blender. That’s all you will need to achieve this beautiful and aromatic orange cake. (You can check the video of this recipe at the end)

I call this the ultimate lifesaver cake when you urgently need a cake for any meeting and that you forgot — I’ve been in that situation more times that I would like.

This recipe is based on my Will’s grandmothers. She is Portuguese and in Portugal, orange cakes are serious business. She’s used to making this cake every Sunday for family lunches. It’s the best cake for a coffee break after lunch.

easy orange cake
easy orange cake

In Portugal, there is a province called Algarve that is widely known for its beaches and oranges: big, bright and fragrant oranges. There is just something unique about those damn oranges.

And in summer they are even tastier. They are sweet with the right amount of acidity. You can make sweet dishes like this cake or savory full meals like this citrus glazed chicken. It is such a versatile ingredient that I absolutely love, especially in the summertime.

And that’s it! I bet you will not believe how tasty this cake is after going through this extremely easy process.

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How to make this whole orange cake?

Super easy!!!

This recipe requires almost zero prep and it uses staple pantry ingredients:

  • 1 big orange
  • ¾ cups vegetable oil preferable sunflower oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Just add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until you get a homogeneous dough. Pour it into a greased pan and bake for 40 minutes at 180ºC (350ºF). Easy peasy!

4.29 from 14 votes
easy orange cake
Ridiculously easy orange cake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
A blender. That’s all you will need to achieve this beautiful and aromatic orange cake.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Portuguese
Keyword: blender cake, orange cake
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 414 kcal
  • 1 big orange
  • ¾ cups vegetable oil preferable sunflower oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (356ºF)

  2. Cut the top and the bottom of the orange to remove its stalks. Then cut the orange into pieces without removing the peel.
  3. Pour into the blender the orange, the oil, the sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in high speed for 3 minutes. Make sure that the orange is completely blended.
  4. Mix the flour with the baking powder and the salt.
  5. Add the powder mix to the blender and blend in medium speed until everything is smooth.

  6. Pour the mix into a buttered cake mold. Take it to the oven for 40 minutes until the surface is slightly brown. Let it chill and take it out of the mold.
Nutrition Facts
Ridiculously easy orange cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2.3g14%
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 28.4mg1%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Orange cake baker - October 23, 2020

Thank you very much! I’ve made this a couple of times. It’s so easy, and helps use up oranges when we get a bit too much in bulk!

Jonathan Roberts - March 23, 2021

I have probably made this 10 times, I sometimes ice it or put an orange drizzle on it but it’s so easy and delicious I can never be bothered to make another cake because why would I?

Angela Arsenio - March 27, 2021

This is the best orange cake I have had!!!

AJ - March 31, 2021

This looks great. What size pan did you use?

    mb0793 - April 3, 2021

    Hi! I use any pan that can hold about 8 cups of batter. A round 9 x 2 inches baking pan works for this recipe.

Lisa Layman - April 11, 2021

Have you ever used a lemon in place of the orange?

    mb0793 - April 13, 2021

    Hi Lisa! Actually, I have never considered it. I think the peel would be a little too bitter, but it would be a nice experiment.

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