Ogura cake


Our son turned FIVE!!! Of course, he asked for a dinosaur cake! Well, at least he has Ogura… and plastic dinosaurs 🙂

Ogura cake

(Adapted from Joseph Tran)

For two 8″-round cake pans

Part A:
5 egg whites
A pinch of salt
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
75 g sugar

Part B:
5 egg yolks + 1 whole egg
60 g canola oil
80 g fresh orange juice from 1 large orange (can be substituted by milk, coconut milk, etc.)
75 g all-purpose flour (sifted)

  1. Line 2 cake pans with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 310F.
  3. In a clean bowl, use handheld mixer over medium speed, beat egg whites with a pinch of salt and cream of tartar.
  4. Add sugar, continue to beat until stiff. Set aside.
  5. In a big separate bowl, use the same handheld mixer, beat egg yolks and one whole egg for a few minutes.
  6. Add canola oil, and continue to beat for another minute.
  7. Add orange juice, and mix until combined, another minute.
  8. Add sifted flour, mix until combined, a few more minutes. Do not over mix.
  9. Use a spatula to gently fold egg white into yolk-flour mixture.
  10. Divided batter into 2 prepared cake pans.
  11. Gently tap pans onto a kitchen counter to break any big air bubble.
  12. Place a pan with boiling water in the lowest rack of the oven.
  13. Place cake pans on the middle rack.
  14. Bake for 50 minutes.
  15. Let cool on rack.