Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Grease a 15 cm round cake pan with oil and dust it with flour. Coat it on all sides and tap off the excess flour.
Take oil, sugar, milk, vanilla in a bowl and whisk till sugar is melted. Now add in orange zest and mix well.
Add in flour, baking soda and salt. Fold gently. Spoon this in prepared pan and bake for 35 to 45 mins. Check with a toothpick to see whether it is baked or not, if it comes clean then it is baked.
Remove it and let it cool for 5 mins. Now invert it to a cooling rack.
When the cake is baking, you have to make the syrup. Take all ingredients in a sauce pan and boil it for 5 mins. Set aside so the syrup cools a bit. The syrup has to be little warm when pouring over the cake.
Now spoon the syrup all over the hot cake so it just soaks up.
Now cool it a bit, slice and serve with more syrup on side.