Lovely Orange Cake Recipe

Lovely Orange Cake Recipe

orange cake recipe

Cake is made for sharing.

“Cake is happiness! If you know the way of the cake, you know the way of happiness! If you have a cake in front of you, you should not look any further for joy!” ― C. JoyBell C.

I first made this beautiful buttery orange cake recipe for a lovely and interesting group of people I met at an aged care facility.

They were the carer’s, the ones left behind. They all diligently visited, cared for and sat with the people they loved most as they lived together through “the long goodbye”. Talking with these people was inspirational, life affirming, moving, heartbreaking and always interesting. At some point I decided they deserved cake and so I searched for a recipe that I thought would please everyone. They all ate it and they did indeed seem pleased.

This Orange cake is buttery and creamy with a lovely undertone of zesty citrus that really cuts through. Perfect for afternoon tea and for sharing with friends.

Lovely Orange Cake Recipe

orange cake recipe


250g lightly salted butter, at room temperature

250g caster sugar

4 eggs

2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest

85ml of freshly squeezed orange juice

250g S.R. flour

125g icing sugar

5 tsp orange juice extra


1. Preheat the oven to 170C. Grease and line a 22cm round cake tin.

2. Beat the butter and caster sugar together for 5 minutes or until very pale. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in the orange zest and beat gently. Add the flour and mix in well, then add the orange juice and mix this through.

3. Spoon the mixture into your prepared tin. Bake in the oven on the middle shelf for 45-50 minutes or until the cake is cooked through.

4. Leave the cake to cool. Mix the remaining orange juice with the icing sugar and stir until a smooth icing mixture is made. . When cake has cooled pour the icing over the cake.

5. Pop it onto a lovely plate, photograph it 15 times and then eat it. Or is that just me? 😉

orange cake recipe
Afternoon tea with the mini eatmystreet-ers.

Happy Eating!

Dani xx

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6 thoughts on “Lovely Orange Cake Recipe

  1. This is a lovely idea and I love the story of how you came to find this recipe. It looks delicious and I’m going to bookmark it for my next tea party (love me a high tea). Have a sweet weekend. x

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