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Friday, 8 April 2016

Orange Cake

I found a recipe on for an orange cake but then adapted it slightly to add some extra fruity-ness.


2 oranges, juiced & zested


250g plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
300g caster sugar
125ml milk
125ml orange juice
125ml sunflower oil
3 eggs
2 tbsp orange zest


250g icing sugar
125g butter
2 tbsp orange juice
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp orange zest


  1. Preheat oven to 170C.
  2. Zest and juice your oranges, keeping the zest and juice in separate bowls.
  3. Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl - flour, baking powder, salt & caster sugar.
  4. In another bowl mix together the wet ingredients - freshly squeezed orange juice, milk, eggs and oil. Mix together well - (it does curdle but it's ok despite looking disgusting at this stage).
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry also adding the orange zest and mix together well.
  6. Pour the mix into 2 round cake tins.
  7. Bake for 30-35 mins or until golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool for a few minutes then remove from the tins.
  9. Place on a cooling rack & allow to cool completely.
  10. Beat the butter and slowly add the icing sugar a little at a time - until it's all mixed in.
  11. Add the orange juice, zest & vanilla essence and mix well.
  12. Once the cake has cooled spread half of the icing on top of one of the cakes. Place the other cake on top pressing it down slightly.
  13. Use the remaining icing to cover the top of the cake - smoothing it with a smooth butter knife or something similar.
  14. Decorate by sprinkling the remaining orange zest on top of the cake.

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