Orange cake


Yummy! I love this orange cake so simple and delish. Looking on the internet at many great websites and I’d seen this orange cake and I had to make one. This was a perfect opportunity to make it with my daughter . While preparing the orange she had a strange look on her face wondering why would I put orange in a cake. Of course when she was licking the spoon she was amazed how yummy orange cake is.

This cake has a lovely buttery flavour and the orange is not overpowering. A good tip is to try some of the orange juice before using it in the cake because if, for some reason, it is not a good orange it could effect the taste. I will definitely make this cake again.

Orange Cake

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr



  • 125 g butter softened
  • cup caster sugar
  • grated rind 1 large orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups self-raising flour
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp milk

Orange icing

  • 45 g butter softened
  • grated rind of ½ orange
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ⅓ cup icing sugar



  • Preheat oven to 180°C and line a loaf cake tin
  • Place the softened butter, caster sugar and orange rind in the bowl and beat for 8 minutes until it's pale and fluffy. 
  • Beat in eggs 1 at a time until well combined.
  • Add the flour and mix until combined.
  • Add juice and milk and mix until combined.
  • Place the cake into the pre-heated oven and bake for 40 minutes. Test with inserting a skewer in to middle of cake and comes out clean it is done.
  • Cool cake in the tin for 10minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Orange icing

  • Place the softened butter, orange rind and icing sugar into a bowl.
  • Add the orange juice and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the icing over the top of the cooled cake and let the icing to set. If the icing is a bit hard to pour over cake smoothly, add a couple of drops of juice or water.

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