Whole Blood Orange Cake

Looking for a delightful dessert to make with blood oranges? Look no further than this mouthwatering Whole Blood Orange Cake!

This culinary masterpiece takes oranges and elevates it to new heights of deliciousness.

Imagine biting into a moist and tender cake that’s bursting with the vibrant flavors of fresh oranges.

This tall and fluffy orange cake is soaked in a fragrant sugar syrup infused with orange zest.

It’s a simple recipe that creates fabulously delicious pastries, adorned with slices of oranges and lemons.

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Not sure where to start?

Don’t worry, my step-by-step recipe for this Whole Blood Orange Cake is beginner-friendly.

I’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to ensure your cake turns out perfectly.

With this recipe, you can fill your home with vibrant colors and the tantalizing aroma of amazing sweet orange baked goods!

It’s a casual and delightful dessert that will surely impress your guests and leave them wanting more.

Get ready to indulge in the bright flavors and enticing smells of this amazing sweet orange creation!

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What sets this orange cake apart is the freedom it gives you to let your imagination run wild.

You can create your own unique picture using these sunny fruits.

Arrange thin circles of blood orange, lemon, and orange in a magical pattern that will transport you to the hot Mediterranean countries.

It’s a wonderful sweet treat that not only tastes incredible but also looks absolutely stunning!

The juice and zest of oranges add a burst of flavor to the dough, creating an irresistible sweet treat that will leave you craving for more!

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This recipe is especially great for making the most of seasonal citrus fruits.

The combination of the juice and zest of oranges in this stunning cake results in a soft and fluffy dessert.

And when you soak it in sugar syrup, it absorbs all the taste and aroma of sun-soaked oranges, taking it to a whole new level of deliciousness!

Of course, if you don’t have blood oranges, regular ones will work just as well.

The taste and aroma will still be extraordinary!

So why wait? Treat yourself and your loved ones to a slice of citrus sweet heaven.

how to cook Whole Blood Orange Cake?


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To start, preheat the oven to 175°C (350⁰F). In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt, and give it a good stir.


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Next, grab a large bowl and crack in the eggs. Add the sugar and beat it with a mixer until it becomes a fluffy and pale mixture.


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Now, it’s time to add some tangy goodness! Mix in the yogurt and blood orange zest to the sugar-egg mixture.

TIPS: Wanna switch things up? Instead of using blood orange zest, give regular orange zest a try.


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Take half of the flour mixture and add it to the yogurt and egg mixture. Then, pour in the blood orange juice and add the remaining flour.

TIPS: Don’t have blood orange juice on hand? How about using regular orange juice instead?


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To bring it all together, slowly pour in the vegetable oil and mix thoroughly.

TIPS: Make sure to use refined, deodorized vegetable oil. This will help prevent any strange smells or tastes from creeping into your treats.


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Now, let’s prepare the baking tin. Grease a 24cm round springform tin with butter and line it with parchment paper. Pour the dough into the prepared tin.

TIPS: If you don’t have a springform pan, don’t worry! There are 4 alternative ways to replace it when baking.


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Pop the tin with the dough into the preheated oven at 175°C (350⁰F). Bake it for around 35-40 minutes until it turns a beautiful golden brown.

TIPS: Looking for some helpful advice on how to preheat your oven and prepare it for baking? Look no further than my articles “How and Why Do You Need to Preheat Oven” and “Top 7 Secrets How to Bake in Oven”.


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Once the cake is done, let it cool in the tin for 5 minutes. This will make it easier to remove. After that, carefully take it out of the tin, flip it over, and let it cool completely on a wire rack.

TIPS: Wondering if your cake is ready? Stick a wooden stick or toothpick into the center – if it comes out clean, your cake is done.


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While the cake cools, let’s make a delicious syrup. In a saucepan, combine sugar and water. Toss in some strips of blood orange zest and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Remove it from the heat and let it cool.


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Once the syrup has cooled, strain it through a sieve to remove the strips of blood orange zest. Now, it’s time to give the cake a little soak. Pour the syrup over the cooled cake.


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To add a citrusy touch, thinly slice some blood oranges, oranges, and lemons. Use these slices to decorate the top of the cake.

TIPS: Not a huge fan of the bold flavor of fresh citrus fruits? No worries! You can make your cake look fancy by adding delicately boiled slices of oranges and lemons in a sugar syrup. Check out ‘for the oranges’ section in this recipe for a step-by-step guide.


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Finally, cut Whole Blood Orange Cake into equal pieces and serve with a cup of hot tea. Enjoy your tasty cake!

Whole Blood Orange Cake


  • Sugar – 1 cup (200 g)
  • Greek yogurt – 1 cup (250 g)
  • Eggs – 4 pcs. (200 g)
  • Flour – 1 1/2 cup (240 g)
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp. (10 g)
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp. (3 g)
  • Vegetable oil – 1/2 cup (115 g)
  • Blood orange zest – 1 tsp. (4 g)
  • Blood orange juice – 1/2 cup (125 g)

for the syrup

  • Sugar – 1/4 cup (50 g)
  • Water – 4 tbsp. (60 g)
  • Blood orange zest in strips – from 1 pc. (8 g)


  • Orange
  • Blood orange
  • Lemon

Cooking steps:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Place eggs in a large bowl, add sugar, beat with a mixer into a fluffy pale mass. Add yogurt and blood orange zest.
  3. Add half of the flour mixture to the yogurt and egg mixture, pour in the blood orange juice, then add the remaining flour. Pour in vegetable oil in a slow stream and mix thoroughly.
  4. Pour the dough into a pre-greased, parchment paper-lined 24cm round baking tin.
  5. Bake until golden brown in a preheated oven at 175°C (350⁰F) for 35-40 minutes. Leave the finished cake in the tin for 5 minutes. Remove from the tin and let cool completely on a wire rack.


  1. Pour sugar into a saucepan, add water, add strips of blood orange zest, and bring the liquid to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain the syrup through a sieve, remove the zest.
  3. Soak the cooled cake in syrup and garnish with blood orange, orange and lemon slices.


  1. Thank you for such a wonderful cake. From a huge number of recipes, I chose yours and make it with pleasure, everyone really likes it. Thank you very much again 🙏🌸🌺🌸

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