Orange drizzle cake

Orange drizzle cake

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Bake and Decorate
Serves
8
Photographer
Laura Edwards

This is a very versatile recipe; try it with lemon zest and juice, too. It makes a firmer cake than the very lemony crunch cake, so is an excellent base for decorating.

For the cake

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
250g unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the tin
250g golden caster sugar
2 large oranges, zested
75ml orange juice
4 eggs, lightly beaten
250g self-raising flour, sifted

For the icing

Quantity Ingredient
200g icing sugar
1/2 orange, juiced
a few drops orange flower water

To decorate

Quantity Ingredient
Maypole
or Tiered Marie Antoinette’s cake
or Crystallised flower fairy cakes
or Ice-cream cones

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC.
  2. Butter a 20 cm diameter, 7.5 cm deep, round tin, then line the base with baking parchment.
  3. Cream the butter, sugar and zest until very pale, light and fluffy (it will take at least 5 minutes in an electric mixer). Add the eggs gradually, beating between each addition, along with 1 tablespoon of the flour to prevent curdling. Fold in the remaining flour and, lastly, slowly mix in the orange juice.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 40–45 minutes until the cake springs back to the touch, or a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven, leave for 1 minute, then turn out to cool on a wire rack.
  5. Once the cake is absolutely cold, make the icing. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and slowly add the orange juice and orange flower water, little by little, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Pour the icing over the cake, letting it drizzle down the sides.
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Baking
Cakes
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