Iced Orange Cake

To say this goes down a treat in our house is an understatement.  As you can see from my “messy” pictures I hardly got the chance to let it cool and get the icing on !

cake 1

Again its such an easy one to try, especially with all these wet days and the kids can’t get out.


100g butter

2 eggs

Finely grated zest of 1 orange

100g of Caster Sugar

100g of icing sugar

125g plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder


Preheat oven to 180 deg.  Butter and flour the sides of a loose bottom cake tin and line the base with greaseproof paper.

Melt the butter gently in a saucepan and set aside.

Whisk together the eggs, grated orange zest, caster & icing sugar for a few minutes until light and fluffy.  Stir in the melted butter.

Sift in the flour and baking powder.  Fold it all together gently.

Pour mixture in prepared tin.  and bake for 35-40mins or until skewer comes out clean.

Unlike what I did as you can see from the mess leave to cool on a wire rack.

To make the topping, sift 100g icing sugar in a bowl with just enough freshly squeezed orange juice to make a paste.



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