Portuguese Orange Roll Recipe

Portuguese Orange Roll Recipe
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This homemade orange roll cake (torta de laranja) is a classic Portuguese dessert cake that is super easy and quick to prepare. This traditional Portuguese orange roll recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare using the traditional method and even less time if you make this Portuguese roll cake using a blender.

If you love swiss roll cakes, then your gonna love this authentic torta de laranja recipe also known as orange jelly roll cake even better glazed with our simple sugar syrup. Soft, moist, custard-like texture, this Portuguese orange roll cake will be a family favorite.

Portuguese orange rolls cake is a holiday favorite dessert cake, bakeries typically torch the top to make the appearance of the cake look burnt. If your looking for a Portuguese burnt orange cake recipe then this is the best one. To give it a bakery distinctive look, torch some of the top and sides of the cake until slightly burnt after it’s baked, then glaze with our simple sugar syrup recipe and decorate with some slices of orange.

Ready to make this traditional Portuguese Orange Roll Cake Recipe? Let’s do it!!

Ingredients For Portuguese Orange Roll

  • 1 3/4 sugar (375 grams)
  • 2 large oranges (zested and juiced) or (150 grams of orange juice with pulp)
  • 3 tablespoon flour ( 45 grams) or (1 tablespoon,15 grams cornstarch)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (6 grams)
  • 8 large eggs (400 grams)
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, melted (45 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, (4.2 grams)

Ingredients For Simple Sugar Syrup

  • 1 cup water (240 grams)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200 grams)

How To Make Simple Sugar Syrup?

  1. Add the water and granulated sugar into a medium-size pot and heat over medium heat.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, then simmer for 4 minutes without stirring the syrup.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat, and allow it to cool to room temperature for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Keep stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container or mason jar until ready to use.

How To Make Portuguese Orange Roll?

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F), and line the bottom of an 11 x 7-inch rectangular baking pan with parchment paper, then spray with the pan and release the bottom and sides.
  2. Traditional Method: Zest the oranges and keep orange zest aside. Then juice the oranges and reserve.
  3. Combine the flour, salt, sugar, and banking powder into a medium-size bowl and whisk together.
  4. Mix the eggs, orange zest, and orange juice in a bowl using a whisk. Then add the melted butter and whisk for 1 minute.
  5. Add the flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix together until well combined. The batter will be very liquidy.
  6. Blender Method: Combine all the ingredients into the blender and blend on low for about 45-60 seconds.
  7. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. To test if the cake is ready, insert a toothpick, if it comes out clean, then the cake is baked.
  8. In the meantime, place a sheet of parchment or cloth onto a working surface and sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Remove the cake from the oven and flip it onto the sugar-coated sheet or cloth. Then remove the parchment paper attached to the cake.
  10. Carefully curl the cake into a log starting from the side closest to you using the parchment paper as a guide.
  11. Decorate the cake with our simple glaze and garnish with some zest pieces or orange slices.
  12. Enjoy!

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Traditional Portuguese Orange Roll Cake

Portuguese Orange Roll Cake

This homemade traditional Portuguese orange roll cake (torta de laranja) is a classic Portuguese dessert that is surprisely easy and quick to prepare. Similiar to a swiss roll but more but more deliciously moist within attictive like custard like texture, this classic Portuguese holiday dessert will inlight anyone who dares to try it. This Portuguese orange cake roll can be made using a simple whisk or blender.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Portuguese
Servings 8 people
Calories 430 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • PORTUGUESE ORANGE ROLL CAKE
  • 1 3/4 sugar 375 grams
  • 2 large oranges zested and juiced or (150 grams of orange juice with pulp)
  • 3 tablespoon flour 45 grams or (1 tablespoon,15 grams cornstarch)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 6 grams
  • 8 large eggs 400 grams
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter melted (45 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (4.2 grams)
  • SIMPLE SUGAR SYRUP
  • 1 cup water 240 grams
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 200 grams

Instructions
 

  • SIMPLE SUGAR SYRUP
  • Add the water and granulated sugar into a medium-size pot and heat over medium heat.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, then simmer for 4 minutes without stirring the syrup.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, and allow it to cool to room temperature for at least 20 minutes.
  • Keep stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container or mason jar until ready to use.
  • PORTUGUESE ORANGE ROLL CAKE
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F), and line the bottom of an 11 x 7-inch rectangular baking pan with parchment paper, then spray with the pan and release the bottom and sides.
  • Traditional Method: Zest the oranges and keep orange zest aside. Then juice the oranges and reserve.
  • Combine the flour, salt, sugar, and banking powder into a medium-size bowl and whisk together.
  • Mix the eggs, orange zest, and orange juice in a bowl using a whisk. Then add the melted butter and whisk for 1 minute.
  • Add the flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix together until well combined. The batter will be very liquidy.
  • Blender Method: Combine all the ingredients into the blender and blend on low for about 45-60 seconds.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. To test if the cake is ready, insert a toothpick, if it comes out clean, then the cake is baked.
  • In the meantime, place a sheet of parchment or cloth onto a working surface and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and flip it onto the sugar-coated sheet or cloth. Then remove the parchment paper attached to the cake.
  • Carefully curl the cake into a log starting from the side closest to you using the parchment paper as a guide.
  • Decorate the cake with our simple glaze and garnish with some zest pieces or orange slices.
  • Enjoy!
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