orange sponge cake

This is our favourite cake at the moment. It’s really light and tasty and I love that it uses both the rind and juice of one orange. Oh and it’s quick and easy, which of course I love. In the thermomix it takes a total of 1 minutes and 5 seconds from milling the sugar to caster sugar to the last step before baking. Now that is what I call fast. You’ll find the recipe on page 131 of your everday  cooking book. Below is the recipe if you don’t have a thermomix.

orange sponge

250g caster sugar

1 orange

170g butter, room temperature

4 eggs

50mls milk

250g self raising flour

Preheat your oven to 170 degrees (mine needs 180 degrees because it’s oh so slow). Grate the rind of your orange then juice it. Place sugar, rind, butter and eggs into your mixer/bowl and beat for a couple of minutes until pale and creamy. Add in your milk, juice and sifted flour and mix for another minute until well combined. Pour into lined square cake tin and bake 45-55 minutes.

orange sponge cake

see how light and lovely it is! Heaven! You can also swap the orange for a lemon.


  1. Oh yum! That does look good. Citrus anything is divine. Bookmarking this one too. :) Have a super Saturday. Tammy

  2. I have a standard food processor and make this often, also as little cupcakes.

    Sometimes I sprinkle brown sugar on before I cook it.

    When I do it as lemon I have recently learnt that a small lemon provides enough lemon power!

  3. Oh my goodness this looks divine!

    Liesl :)

  4. That cake looks delish! I am idling on the computer while I actually wait for my cookie dough to firm up in the fridge, then it’s chocolate chip cookies at ours this afternoon! I think that cake is going to be made very soon here, with perhaps some cream cheese frosting : )) YUM!

  5. There is a recipe for this of the thermomix forum where you don ‘t grate the rind just throw in the whole orange …much quicker!

  6. Have had my thermomix nearly 3 years & I’ve yet to make that recipe. Will be making it for morning tea tomorrow.

  7. I love this recipe – it is a favorite at this house – enjoy:)

  8. Yum! I have been making a whole orange cake lately (yep you blitz a whole orange in the blender then add the rest of the ingredients!) and it’s rather dense, almost mud cake like, uut yummy a sponge!

  9. Hi Corrie, I ‘ve got the italian book, that is very different, could you write the time and speed also? thank you

  10. We love your sponge cake as you’ve used one of our best ingredients: Orange. We would like you try our recipe. You can find it in:

  11. Oh yum! I love using citrus in cakes – it just gives it such a lovely, light, summery taste! I will have to give this sponge cake a whirl. Sounds delish!

  12. Your orange sponge cake looks so delicious. I am from Malaysia, our Thermomix cook book is different. Can I have the Thermomix recipe?


  1. […] We’re just easing ourselves back into routine here. I had promised myself no more baking for a while till I’ve walked off the holiday baking but then this happened. Lemon sponge from the thermomix everyday cookbook…………..recipe here […]

Leave a Comment


Optionally add an image (JPEG only)