One of my favorite cakes is a simple sponge cake There’s no other, like it. With its light and airy texture and mild vanilla tones I think the only thing that can make it better is to add a little orange or lemon and make it gluten free! And that is what we did to make this simple but divine Gluten Free Orange Sponge Cake!
There’s just something about an orange sponge cake that brings back memories of my grandmother baking in the kitchen. She was a master at the sponge cake and this Orange Sponge is an ode to her.
Made using my Lemon Loaf recipe, with some turns and twists, it’s can be baked in a 10″ circle pan, two 8″ circle pans, a 9″ x 13″ cake pan or as 2 dozen cupcakes, with a dairy free option. And once it’s done, simply top with your favorite vanilla or chocolate frosting…because chocolate and orange is a winning combo…and enjoy!
Tips for Making Our Orange Sponge Cake
- Make it dairy free! Simply use your favorite dairy free milk in place of regular milk in the batter.
- Depending on what pan you use to make your cake, bake time will be different. The cake is almost done when it begins to smell.
- This cake is delicious without any frosting. But we used our Easy Buttercream and it paired so well.
Once you’ve gathered your ingredients it’s time to get baking!
I hope you enjoy the recipe!