Moroccan Orange Cake Topped with Citrus Fruit

This Moroccan Orange Cake topped with Citrus Fruit Salad is a delicious dessert. It is light and refreshing with a hint of sweetness. This is the ideal dessert for a Moroccan inspired dinner or for that matter, the perfect dessert for anytime. It really is scrumptious! I am all about chocolate, but sometimes you want something lighter – and when I am the mood for lighter I always think citrus! Citrus – lemon desserts are delicious but in this case I went for the orange. Orange, vanilla, cinnamon are quintessential flavors to enhance and finish off a Moroccan dinner.

Moroccan Orange Cake

If you like the tangy sweetness of citrus than you will love topping this Moroccan orange cake with Citrus Salad. It is the perfect complement.

Moroccan Orange Cake

I prefer the Moroccan Orange cake with just a sprinkling of powdered sugar and the citrus fruit salad. If you prefer a bit more sweetness, I would make a glaze of orange juice and powdered sugar to drizzle on top and omit the citrus salad. Either way you top the cake – it is scrumptious!

Moroccan Orange Cake

My friends and I enjoyed this cake when we planned a Midnight at the Oasis dinner party. The whole party was a blast – dinner was scrumptious and this Moroccan  Orange Cake Topped with Citrus Fruit was the perfect finale. More on the whole party and dinner menu later! But for now – enjoy this wonderful dessert.  Light enough to enjoy for a snack with tea or even for a breakfast treat 🙂

Moroccan  Orange Cake Topped with Citrus Fruit

Moroccan Orange Cake

Ingredients

Moroccan Orange Cake

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1cups sugar
  • 1cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1cup fresh orange juice
  • orange zest from 1- 2 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting)

For the Citrus Salad

  • 4 navel oranges
  • 2 pink grapefruit
  • 3cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1teaspoon cinnamon
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a tube pan – I use baking spray.
  3. With an electric mixer on medium-high beat together the eggs and sugar until thick.Moroccan Orange CakeMoroccan Orange Cake
  4. Gradually pour in oil while mixer is on and continue to beat.
  5. Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, and orange juice. Beat until smooth.
  6. Mix in vanilla and zest.
  7. Pour the batter into your prepared pan, and bake for about 40 – 45 minutes, or until the cake tests done. Be careful not to over bake. Moroccan Orange Cake
  8. Cool cake in the pan for 7  minutes, then turn out onto a rack to finish cooling.Moroccan Orange CakeMoroccan Orange Cake
  9. Dust with powder sugar.

Moroccan Orange Cake

For the Citrus Salad

  1. Peel oranges and grapefruits and remove as much pith as possible.
  2. Separate fruit sections and cut into bite size pieces.
  3. Add orange juice, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon to a bowl and whisk.
  4. Strain juice over fruit and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Serve Citrus Salad alongside Moroccan  Orange Cake.

Moroccan Orange CakeBoth the Moroccan Orange Cake and the Citrus Fruit Salad recipes originally came from Food.com. I slightly adapted both recipes. Here is a printable version for you:

Moroccan Orange Cake Topped with Citrus Fruit

Moroccan  Orange Cake Topped with Citrus Fruit

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh orange juice
  • orange zest from 1- 2 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting)
    For the Citrus Salad
  • 4 navel oranges
  • 2 pink grapefruit
  • 3⁄4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a tube pan - I use baking spray.
  3. With an electric mixer on medium-high beat together the eggs and sugar until thick.
  4. Gradually pour in oil while mixer is on and continue to beat.
  5. Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, and orange juice. Beat until smooth.
  6. Mix in vanilla and zest.
  7. Pour the batter into your prepared pan, and bake for about 40 - 45 minutes, or until the cake tests done. Be careful not to over bake.
  8. Cool cake in the pan for 7 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to finish cooling.
  9. Dust with powder sugar.
    For the Citrus Salad
  1. Peel oranges and grapefruits and remove as much pith as possible.
  2. Separate fruit sections and cut into bite size pieces.
  3. Add orange juice, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon to a bowl and whisk.
  4. Strain juice over fruit and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
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50 Replies to “Moroccan Orange Cake Topped with Citrus Fruit”

  1. Yum! This looks amazing! I love citrus salad too, so delicious. I never thought to put it over a cake before, but yum!

    1. I loved putting the combo together!

  2. This looks amazing. Citrus desserts are my favorite! I can’t wait to try this!

    1. Enjoy! You will love it!

  3. This looks so light and fluffy! I love citrus desserts – usually lemon but I love the idea of orange!

    1. I usually thing of lemon too when thinking of a light citrus dessert – but this orange was heavenly!

  4. One can we say yum?!?! This cake looks absolutely delicious. Must give your recipe a try

    1. Enjoy! I know you will 🙂

  5. This sounds so amazing! I have never had an orange cake before and I think I need to try this out soon!

    1. You will love it!

  6. Oh, I can almost smell this baking! This sounds so good ! I love a good moist citrus taste in cake from time to time. I am looking forward to trying this. Well, I’m even looking forward to just smelling it cook!!

    1. The citrus is nice and light – a very moist cake.

  7. I need to make this to celebrate this weekend! It looks so yummy and full of fruit.

    1. Oh — you will love this for any celebration!

  8. I have never seen this kind of cake before but I need this in my life asap! Looks so yummy.

    1. The best is you can eat it anytime – even for breakfast and not feel too guilty 🙂

  9. Reesa Lewandowski says: Reply

    This looks majorly yummy! Such a great mix of flavors in a cake.

    1. Yes, the orange, vanilla, and fruit topping was divine!

  10. That looks so yummy and moist! I would love to try it this weekend. I just got myself a brand new mixer and itching to use it. Hahah!

    1. This will be the perfect recipe for your new mixer!

  11. This sounds delicious. And wow, I love your table setting, so stunning.

    1. Thank you! It was a very colorful table.

  12. This looks so easy and so tasty! Oranges are perfect for in the morning so I would love this cake for a special breakfast!

    1. This really would be perfect anytime!

  13. Such unique flavors. I can only imagine how good it tastes since it looks amazing. I love desserts with citrus, they’re always light and refreshing.

    1. Yes, me too. Citrus is so light and yummy!

  14. There’s nothing better than cake that’s topped with fresh fruits. I think this is a lovely idea and it’s perfect to have during breakfast or when you’re craving for something sweet in the afternoon!

    1. This really would be perfect anytime!

  15. That looks so delicious – love the citrus. It reminds me of a cake my grandmother used to make.

    1. Oh – how sweet! I love reminiscing about desserts with my grandmother!

  16. I’m such a fan of citrus cakes! Orange is such a fun flavor I don’t know why it’s not more common. This is a recipe our family will love!

    1. It is surprising that orange is not a more common flavor. the cake and the citrus salad is so yummy, sweet, and a bit tangy. Enjoy!

  17. This looks like a delicious cake recipe! The sponge looks so light, Mine have been coming out a bit stodgy recently! I love the citrus combo too.

    1. It does turn out nice and light – the fruit alongside it was divine!

  18. My hubby doesn’t like anything citrus but I sure do!!! I would eat this right up!

    1. Ahh – then this cake is not for him 🙂 But maybe for you.

  19. I love oranges and orange flavored EVERYTHING! I also love the smell of oranges. This cake look so yummy.

    1. The aroma of citrus fills the home as it bakes. 🙂

  20. Oh wow, the cake looks amazing and it looks easy to make. I can’t wait to give this a try.

    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

  21. YUMMY!!! this looks delicious and perfect for an afternoon tea party. I Must remember this for my next one.

    1. This would be perfect for an afternoon tea party!

  22. This looks fantastic and the citrus lends itself to a sweet little kick. I will have to give this a try.

    1. I hope you enjoy! Citrus is a great flavor!

  23. This looks so fresh and citrus-fabulous and I want a fork right now! I need to get a bundt pan one of these days so I can try out these yummy recipes!

    1. Bundt cakes are so easy and naturally impressive. Yes, you need a pan 🙂

  24. Stacey, I bet your party was a blast and I am sure the cake was delicious. What a great theme for a party. You always have so much fun at your house!

    1. We had a wonderful time! Wait till you see the whole story – this was a homage to vintage.

  25. Stacey I love that this cake looks and sounds really fancy but is easy to make. This is great recipe for serving to guests.

    1. You are right it was super easy!

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