Portuguese orange torte

Have you ever baked an orange juice with one spoon of flour? You should try! I would say it’s more an orange omelette than a cake. It took 30 minutes to cook so it’s a great option for brunch.

The essential guide to Portuguese eating: Eat Portugal

A friend of mine (Hi, Olga Kostova!) brought me an amazing book with recipes from her inspiring trip to Portugal so I cook something new almost weekly. This book is written by two Portuguese girls who collected recipes from their friends and families. I tend to believe locals more than weirdos on the web :) My boyfriend and I loved this cake although I recommend putting less sugar, just because the less sugar the healthier. For the same reason I won’t say that it can be topped with whipped cream :)

Here’s what you need:

  • 300 g of sugar (0.66 pounds) — that’s an original recipe, I usually put less — 1/3 is enough for me);
  • 6 eggs;
  • juice of 2 oranges;
  • zest of 1 orange;
  • 1 tbsp of flour.
Torta de laranja | Orange torte

Step by step

  • Beat together the eggs and sugar for about 5 minutes, then add an orange juice, orange zest and flour, beat again until it is completely smooth and the sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour into pan with baking paper on the bottom.
  • Bake for 20 min in an oven pre-heated to 150°C (300°F). The mixture will bubble into hills and valleys, and the top should be slightly brown in places.
  • When it’s cooked, allow it cool down a little and sprinkle sugar over it (you can skip that as I did).
  • Remove from the tin with paper and roll it up carefully like a swiss roll.
  • Sprinkle more sugar over the top (skip again!)
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