Pudín Mary (Simple Orange Cake) Recipe

What's in a name. María del Mar Sacasa

Simple, clean flavors make this orange cake a year-round go-to.

Recipe Facts

Active: 20 mins
Total: 2 hrs
Serves: 10 to 12 servings

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  • Baking spray

  • 1 1/2 cups (about 10 1/2 ounces)  granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons finely grated zest plus 3 tablespoons juice from about 2 oranges

  • 2 1/2 cups (about 12 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) milk

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • Confectioners' sugar (optional)


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray Bundt pan with baking spray.

  2. Pulse sugar and zest in food processor and pules until no zest strands remain and sugar is damp and yellow. Alternatively, rub the zest into the sugar with fingertips. Combine flour and salt in medium bowl.

  3. Beat butter and orange sugar with an electric mixer or in a stand mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce mixer speed to low and add flour mixture in three additions, alternating with milk. Scrape bottom and sides of bowl with rubber spatula as needed.

  4. Stir orange juice and baking powder together in small bowl until baking powder is dissolved (mixture will foam). Fold the mixture into the batter with rubber spatula.

  5. Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake until a tester comes out clean when inserted, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer cake to cooling rack and let cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert cake directly onto cooling rack and cool completely, at least 1 hour. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Serve.

Special Equipment

Food processor (optional), electric mixer, 10-cup capacity Bundt pan, rubber spatula, cooling rack

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
370 Calories
17g Fat
49g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 370
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 369mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 131mg 10%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 90mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)