Orange Sumol Cake – Decor and Dine

Orange Sumol Cake

As a child my drink of choice was Sumol from Portugal. It came in two flavors, orange and pineapple. There are more flavors available now but the orange and pineapple are still my favourite.
We only buy it for our kids now when we have gatherings at home…that is what happened this Easter.

I came across a recipe for a cake made with Sumol and thought it was a great opportunity to try it as I had half a bottle left in the fridge. I used orange Sumol but any flavour will do. I found several recipes in Portuguese online with slight variations in the amount of ingredients used.

Here is my version…my first attempt. I decided to post the recipe as both my 13 year old and my husband liked the cake and had several pieces last night.

Orange Sumol Cake


  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of oil (I use canola)
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 cup of Sumol, any flavour or lemon-line soda


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease tube cake pan with butter and dust with sugar. I use sugar instead of flour to give the cake crust a crunchy texture.
  2. Beat eggs with sugar in electric mixer until light and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add oil and beat until blended. Add the Sumol and blend well into mixture.
  4. Mix flour and baking powder , add to mixture with out beating. Pour into prepared pan and cook until toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean…approximately 45 min.
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This cake didn’t call for any topping but I used the same glaze that I made for the  cavacas:portuguese-popovers.I used orange zest instead of lemon. The glaze gave the cake a sweet crunchy texture.

Sugar Glaze:
1 Cups of Confectioner’s Sugar
Zest of one orange

1 to 2 tablespoons of Milk (more or less depending on the thickness you like)
Mix well.

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