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Orange Cardamom Cake | This Loaf Cake is infused with Orange zest & juice and seasoned with cardamom, cinnamon and just a touch of orange blossom water.

Orange Cardamom Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine Moroccan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 Slices
Author Idriss


Dry Ingredients

  • 250 g All-purpose flour
  • 50 g Semolina
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder

Wet Ingredients

  • 250 g Softened butter
  • 250 g Granulated sugar
  • 2 large oranges I used navels
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp orange blossom water (optional)


Before you start: Grease and line with parchment paper a 12x4 loaf pan. Preheat your oven to 375F.

  1. In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients and set aside.

  2. In a separate bowl, add butter and sugar. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Zest & juice 1 orange and add to the bowl. Add in your eggs and beat until fully incorporated. You can use a hand mixer for this step.

  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Using a wooden spoon, gently fold the mixture until well incorporated. Pour your mixture into your loaf pan. Grab your second orange and cut it into thin slices. 

  4. Bake your cake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and the orange slices are perfectly caramelized. To make sure that your cake is baked, poke it with a clean toothpick. If it comes out clean, it's ready.

  5. Let it cool down for 10 minutes before you cut. Serve with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy.