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This moist and fluffy Portuguese orange cake (bolo húmido e fofo de laranja) is easy to make and tastes amazing.
Preparation time:
10 min
Cooking Time:
40 min
Ready In:
50 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Moist & Fluffy Orange Cake Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Moist & Fluffy Orange Cake Recipe

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Posted in: Cake Recipes
Mon, Feb 11, 2019
4 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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Cake:3/4 cup of softened butter1 cup of sugar2 cups of flour4 eggs1 tablespoon of baking powderZest from 1 orangeJuice from 1 and 1/2 orangesTopping:3 tablespoons of powdered sugarJuice from 1/2 orange
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    1. Preheat the oven to 170°C or 340°F .
    2. Grease a cake form with butter and sprinkle it with flour. 
    3. Beat the butter with the sugar, add the eggs, flour, baking powder, the orange zest and orange juice and beat again very well.
    4. Pour the batter into the form and bake for about 40 minutes or until the cake is done.


    1. Beat the orange juice very well with 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar.
    2. Once you unmold unformed cake, pour this over the cake while it is still hot.
    3. Let the cake cool down completely and serve.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: receitasdeportugal.com *


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    Chris Ledo
    Chris Ledo - Friday, September 17, 2021, 1 Month ago
    I love orange cakes so I'm going to have to try this recipe for sure!!!!