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orange blossom cake

Orange blossom cake

Zesty fragrant orange blossom cake with lashings of icing sugar

Course Dessert
Cuisine Lebanese
Keyword Baking, Homemade, Quick and Easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Zaatar and Zaytoun


  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup yoghurt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • zest of one lemon
  • zest of one orange
  • ½ teaspoon orange blossom water
  • 3 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F)
  2. Whisk together the eggs, yoghurt and sugar .
  3. Zest the orange and lemon and add to the mixture
  4. Squeeze the juice of half an orange and add 3 tablespoons along with the orange blossom water
  5. In a separate bowl, sieve together the flour and baking powder
  6. Add the salt and stir together, then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients bit by bit, folding as you go along
  7. Add the vegetable oil in parts, folding very gently as you go along. Keep folding until everything has combined together (be patient this may take 5 minutes)
  8. Grease a 20cm baking tin or similar and bake for around 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean
  9. When cooled, dust generously with icing sugar