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Orange Pudding Cake

Abha Ohri | February 25, 2021
Orange Pudding Cake

Care for a sponge cake laced with the tanginess of fresh orange and topped with whipped cream? An ideal dessert to go with a winter brunch, this refreshingly fresh and juicy cake simply melts in your mouth.

Ingredients – for the sponge cake

Flour – 170 gms

Eggs – 6

Baking powder – 1 ½ tsp

Sugar – 230 gms

Butter – 8 tbsp; melted

Hot water – 6 tbsp

Ingredients – for the filling

Fresh orange juice – 1 ½ cups

Sugar – 3 tbsps

Corn flour – 6 tsp

Butter – 1 tbsp

Lemon juice – 1 ½ tsp

Orange rind – ½ tsp; grated

Orange essence – ½ tsp

Orange food colour – a few drops

Ingredients – for the icing

Whipping cream – 200 ml

Orange wedges – a few slices

Praline powder – 4 tbsp


  1. Line two seven-inch cake tins with wax paper and keep aside.
  2. Sift the flour with baking powder and keep aside.
  3. Beat the eggs and sugar till double in quantity.
  4. Fold in flour gently, one spoon at a time and mix well.
  5. Fold in molten butter and hot water till it is well mixed and smooth.
  6. Pour into the two prepared cake tins and bake at for at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.
  7. The cake is done when it leaves the sides of the tin.
  8. Keep aside on a cooling rack.
  9. Mix the orange juice, sugar, corn flour and butter.
  10. Cook on low heat while stirring continuously till the mixture thickens.
  11. Keep aside to cool.
  12. Once cool, add the lemon juice, colouring, essence and rind.
  13. Keep in the refrigerator to chill.
  14. Whip the cream over a bowl of ice till it forms peaks. Keep aside.
  15. Slice each cake through the middle so that you get four equal rounds.
  16. Layer each round with the orange filling.
  17. Spread the whipped cream evenly on the top and sides.
  18. Decorate with orange wedges.
  19. Sprinkle praline on top.
  20. Serve chilled. 

The orange filling can be made and kept in the fridge two-three days in advance. Be prepared to receive a lot of compliments for this pudding cake. Do share with us your feedback when making this dessert in the comment box below.

Abha Ohri

Abha is a tea lady who spent nearly 25 years of her life in the verdant greens of the tea estates of Assam and Dooars. She is extremely fond of baking and whips out delicious cakes, pastries and desserts for every occasion. She made a transition from the laid-back life of the tea gardens to the hustle bustle of a city life in 2010.


She is an early childhood educator by profession, a Toastmaster by passion, a bookworm by habit and a perfectionist by choice. She is also the chief editor at ElByte.


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