Cook book

Very light orange cake

By Editor Italy

Sometimes you have to give up on eating something sweet because diet and age!
But sometimes a little departure from the rule may be possible by giving us a very light dessert, like this soft orange cake made with orange juice and water, a light recipe without eggs, without milk and without butter.

An essential recipe with less fat than a classic cake, which can be enjoyed by those with high cholesterol or following a weight loss diet.
Furthermore, if you want, you can replace the 00 flour with rice flour and potato starch, to make the cake even gluten-free!


  • 200 ml lukewarm water
  • 200 ml of orange juice (about 2 oranges)
  • 180 g of granulated sugar
  • 100 ml sunflower oil
  • 350 g flour 00
  • peel of two oranges
  • 1 sachet of vanilla yeast


  1. Let’s start by pouring all the water and juice of two oranges into a large bowl and mix.
  2. We add the sugar to make it dissolve completely.
  3. While we pour the oil slowly we continue to mix.
  4. We add the other ingredients: the flour, the orange peel and the yeast. We knead the dough for a few minutes to avoid the formation of lumps.
  5. We preheat the oven to 180 ° and use parchment paper to make our mold non-stick.
  6. We bake in ventilated mode for about 40 minutes.
  7. We check the cooking with a toothpick before taking out.

Our very light but fragrant orange cake is ready to be served (with a light shower of powdered sugar if we want to indulge in a little more sweetness)!