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Sicilian Orange Cake

Sicilian Orange Cake is similar to butter cake, with addition of orange juice. Sicilian Orange Cake is buttery, rich, and delicious. 

Adapted and modified from j3ss kitche3n and Nasi Lemak Lover

Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Keyword Sicilian Orange Cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 406 kcal


  • 250 g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 250 g castor sugar, (or reduced to 200g)
  • 4 medium eggs, (3 large eggs)
  • 2 grated oranges zest
  • 270 g self raising flour
  • 120 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Rum, (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line a 22cm round cake pan.

  2. Using a electrical beater, cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy

  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well before each addition, if necessary adding a spoonful of flour with the last egg to prevent mixture from curdling.

  4. Beat in orange zest. Add the flour all at once and mix well, then slowly mix in the orange juice.

  5. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until skewer inserted into the center of the cake, comes out clean. If it starts to brown too quickly, cover loosely with a sheet of lightly greased aluminium foil.

  6. Leave the cake in the pan to cool on a wire rack, then unmold and serve.

Recipe Notes

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Rum is optional but do use it for deeper flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Sicilian Orange Cake
Amount Per Serving (10 people)
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 755IU15%
Vitamin C 9.2mg11%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.