Easy homemade cake recipe for baking Greek orange cake with simple and tasty ingredients such as fresh oranges, phyllo pastry, Greek yogurt, and more.
Learn in this baking video how to make PORTOKALOPITA using a tasty and easy Greek orange cake recipe from scratch!
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1) 500 g/17 oz + 150 g/5 oz of granulated sugar
2) 150 ml/5 fl oz of orange juice
3) 1 + 1 tsp of vanilla essence
4) 1 cinnamon stick
5) zest from half an orange
6) juice of half a lemon
7) juice of 1 orange
8) 4 eggs
9) 200 ml/7 fl oz of sunflower oil
10) 10 g/0.35 oz of baking powder (1 sachet)
11) 250 g/9 oz of Greek yogurt (minimum 10% fat)
12) grated peel from 2 oranges
13) 400 g/14 oz of phyllo pastry sheets
Step 1: put 500 g/17 oz of sugar in the saucepan and pour over 500 ml/17 fl oz of water
Step 2: pour 150 ml/5 fl oz of orange juice into the saucepan
Step 3: do add 1 tsp of vanilla essence and cinnamon
Step 4: do add the orange peel and lemon juice
Step 5: bring to a boil and then boil for 5 minutes over a medium temperature
Step 6: put 150 g/5 oz of sugar over the broken eggs and whip by mixer
Step 7: gradually add oil while mixing
Step 8: add baking powder and mix
Step 9: pour the orange juice and mix
Step 10: add the yogurt and mix
Step 11: do add 1 tsp of vanilla essence and grated orange peel, then mix
Step 12: roll the filo sheets and put them in the tray one next to other
Step 13: gradually pour the mixture over the sheets
Step 14: evenly distribute the mixture in the tray
Step 15: do bake the cake at 180C/360F in the preheated oven for about 25-30 min or until golden
Step 16: take the tray out from the oven and make frequent stings in the cake with a fork
Step 17: gradually pour the syrup over the cake as it is absorbed
Step 18: do wait until the next day to soften the orange cake
The Greeks love desserts and especially very sweet cakes. Greek pastry is famous for various traditional cakes, many of which are sweetened with honey or sugar syrup. On this page, I share a lesser-known recipe, namely Portokalopita, which is a cake with oranges, filo pastry, and an orange-flavored custard based on Greek yogurt.
It seems that Portokalopita originates from the Chania region of the island of Crete. The climate and terrain in Chania are just perfect for this fruit tree, so it is no wonder that Cretans eat these citrus fruits in abundance and use them in various cake recipes.
The cake has two main characteristics: it is baked with filo pastry, not with flour, and has a pronounced orange taste. Another typical feature is that the custard cream is made with the well-known Greek yogurt, which is characterized by a high-fat content.
Traditional recipes have a layer of orange slices on top, which I gave up because they burn and therefore have a bitter taste. I think the orange flavor of the syrup and cream is enough to emphasize the main taste of the cake.
Baking this Greek orange cake is very easy, even if it seems complicated at first glance. For the syrup, I used sugar, since it is more affordable, but whoever wants can replace it with honey as a sweetener.
The stages and method of baking are detailed above, so I will not insist on them. I think that after watching the video, anyone can make this easy Greek orange cake recipe, even if that person doesn’t have much experience in baking homemade cakes.
Enjoy the Greek orange cake recipe!
The orange is the fruit of various citrus species in the family Rutaceae (see list of plants known as orange); it primarily refers to Citrus × sinensis, which is also called sweet orange, to distinguish it from the related Citrus × aurantium, referred to as bitter orange. The sweet orange reproduces asexually (apomixis through nucellar embryonic); varieties of sweet orange arise through mutations.
The orange is a hybrid between pomelo (Citrus maxima) and mandarin (Citrus reticulata). The chloroplast genome, and therefore the maternal line, is that of pomelo. The sweet orange has had its full genome sequenced.Orange (fruit)
The vitamin C in oranges helps your body in lots of ways:
1. Protects your cells from damage
2. Helps your body make collagen, a protein that heals wounds and gives you smoother skin
3. Makes it easier to absorb iron to fight anemia
4. Boosts your immune system, your body’s defense against germs
5. Slows the advance of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss
6. Helps fight cancer-causing free radicals
When you’re feeling anxious, vitamin C can also lower your levels of the stress hormone cortisol and your blood pressure.
Some other benefits:
Anti-inflammatory. Some foods tell your immune system it’s under attack. This causes inflammation. When inflammation turns into a long-term problem, it can trigger diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Oranges have the opposite effect.
Fiber. The 3 grams of fiber in a medium orange help keep your bowels healthy, your cholesterol and risk of heart disease low, and ulcers at bay. Fiber also slows the way your body absorbs sugar — a big bonus if you have diabetes.
Calcium. Oranges are high in this important nutrient, which keeps your bones, organs, and muscles strong.
Folate for moms and babies. Oranges are a great way to get a big dose of folate naturally. Your body uses it to divide cells and make DNA. Because it helps prevent birth defects, it’s an especially important B vitamin for pregnant women.
Good sugar. The 12 grams of sugar in orange are natural. That’s different from the kind of sugar you’d get in a candy bar. Plus, all the fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants that come with orange make it a much better choice for your body. Choose raw oranges, which have less sugar than the dried kind.
Potassium. This nutrient lowers your blood pressure, and oranges have a bunch of it.
Citric acid and citrates. These compounds help prevent kidney stones from forming.Oranges
Enjoy baking Greek orange cake portokalopita!