Orange Sponge Cake with Orange Cointreau Curd

Preparation info
  • Makes:


    -portion cake
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

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By Geraldene Holt

Published 2011

  • About

The powerful aromas in the zest of citrus fruit such as sweet oranges, lemons or, nicest of all, tiny clementines, impart a delightful scent to a sponge cake. A Victoria Sponge works best here because the butter absorbs the fruit’s essential oils, and the cake is filled with a traditional English fruit curd.


  • 120 g / 4 oz butter
  • 120 g / 4


Cream the butter and sugar with the fruit zest in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs separately, then fold in the sieved flour. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin(s) and smooth level.

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and the cake is just starting to shrink from the tin. Cool in the tin for 3 minutes then turn out on to a wire rack. If you have