Orange Syrup Cake

Another of the wonderful Women’s Weekly Favourites for my dinner parties 🙂


Orange Syrup Cake 

 185g  butter

1 tablespoon of finely grated orange rind

1 cup (275g) castor sugar

6 eggs

3 cups (375g) almond meal

3/4  cup (65g) desiccated coconut

3/4  cup (110g) rice flower

1 teaspoon baking powder (Gluten Free)


Orange Syrup

1 large orange

1/3  cup (75g) castor sugar

1/3  cup (80ml) water


  1. Grease 21 cm baba pan (or round cake tin if not available)
  2. Heat oven to 170C
  3. Beat butter, rind and sugar in a medium sized bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs – one at a time – butter may curdle (not a problem !)
  5. Stir in almond meal, coconut, sifted flour and baking powder.
  6. Spread the cake mixture into prepared pan and into oven for approx 1 hour.
  7. Test that cake is firm and cooked .
  8. remove from oven and allow to stand for approx 5 minutes before turning to remove from pan.
  9. Pour hot syrup over the hot cake.
  10. Wonderful served hot or cold 🙂

Orange Syrup

  1. Using a vegetable peeler – peel the rind of the orange thinly, and then cut the ring into thin, fine strips.
  2. Squeeze juice from orange (need at least 1/3 cup of juice-80ml)
  3. Add to a small saucepan with the rind, sugar and water.
  4. Heat and stir until sugar dissolves without boiling.
  5. Simmer – uncovered – do not stir – for 5 minutes (ready to pour over cake fresh from oven)


I’d love to know what you think ? or do you have any ideas or recipes to share – please comment below and I’ll get back to you 🙂

6 thoughts on “Orange Syrup Cake”

  1. Hello sandra, I honestly love to be at your site. You have valuable recipes and am so down for them. After checking out how to make vietnamese spring rolls, i decided to check out this orange syrup cake and genuinely speaking i have never tasted orange syrup cake. I love chocolate and strawberry but I love the idea of making one at home. I will give you feedback on how i went.
    Thanks for this great information.
    I can’t wait for more of these articles.

    1. Oh – So lovely to get you comments Brenda – It’s honestly why I’m working on making my site – to suggest wonderful food choices for those who have to cope with GF restrictions – I’d love you to follow me, I’d love to hear how you go (maybe pic’s as well) …. and I’d love you to share “our” site with those that would benefit too. thank you – Sandy 🙂

  2. Hi Sandra,
    This is an amazing recipe! I always wanted to try something with orange and found this is the right one. I am going to try this for my daughter. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Kavitha, I appreciate your comments – and hope your daughter loves her cake! Maybe the family will as well – please follow us and I hope I find other recipes that you will all enjoy – Sandy 🙂

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