Cyprus Orange Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes:


    -portion cake
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

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By Geraldene Holt

Published 2011

  • About

The eastern Mediterranean is renowned for its sweet pastries and aromatic cakes which are served during the afternoon to accompany small glasses of very hot mint tea.


  • 2 large sweet navel oranges, ideally wax-free and unsprayed
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 120 g / 4


Wash the oranges carefully and cover with cold water in a small pan. Bring to the boil and cook for 15–20 minutes or until tender, when a thin wooden skewer penetrates the skin easily. Drain the fruit then quarter, still unpeeled, into a processor and chop until puréed.

Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until light and foamy. Gradually fold in the orange mixture alternately with the gr