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Yeasted Orange Cake #Bread Bakers

A cake baked with yeast as a leavening agent!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert, Festival Cooking, Kid-Friendly, Simple and Healthy Diet
Cuisine: World
Keyword: Bake, Bread, Dessert, How to make, Kid Friendly Food, Yeasted Orange Cake
Servings: 10 Bundt


For the Cake:

  • 2 1/4 cups maida/ all purpose flour divided
  • 2 1/4 tsps instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 10 tbsps unsalted butter melted
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp Orange zest

For the Syrup:

  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Orange juice


  • Grease a 10” diameter bundt pan.
  • Mix 3/4 cup of the flour, the yeast, sugar, and salt.
  • Mix the warm milk and melted butter.
  • Add the flour mixture gradually, mix for 2 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, the remaining 1 1/2 cups of the flour, and the zest.
  • Beat for 2 minutes vigorously.
  • Add the dough in the pan and spread the dough evenly.
  • Cover with a kitchen towel, and let rise for 1 hour.
  • After about 45 minutes, preheat the oven to190◦C/ 375F.
  • Bake the cake for 22 to 25 minutes, until a tester inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Remove it from the oven.
  • As the cake is baking get the syrup ready by bringing to boil the sugar and water in a pan over medium heat.
  • Simmer until the syrup thickens say 10 minutes.
  • Add the orange juice, and remove from the heat.
  • Brush half the syrup over the cake, and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Turn the cake out onto a rack set over parchment or a pan. Brush the remaining syrup over the newly exposed bottom crust.
  • Turn the cake right-side up onto a plate, and cool completely.
  • Serve with whipped cream and berries. But since we had no berries available I have served it plain.