This cake is incredibly yum. Moist, and super easy to make, it is a winner. The icing is very rich, I would suggest a drizzle, as opposed to coating it as I have done.

Ingredients (serves 8 | makes 8 slices)

  • CAKE: .
  • 125G unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 230G / 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 225G / 1.5 cups self raising flour, sifted
  • 125ml / .5 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • zest of half an orange
  • ICING: .
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tbs orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 240G / 1.5 cups icing sugar mixture


  1. Preheat oven to 180c. Grease a 20cm ring cake tin and line with baking paper
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition, then beat a further two minutes. Gradually add the flour. Alternating with the orange juice, zest and fold into the mixture. Place the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely before icing.
  3. To make the icing, cream the butter and then slowly beat in the orange juice and icing sugar until the mixture is smooth and thick. If you prefer a runny icing, add a little more orange juice. Spread the icing over the top of the cake

Notes... This recipe is from my favourite cookbook 'Monday Morning Cooking Club'. A bunch of women that get together to share food, stories and sisterhood.

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  • This is a great recipe. I will be making this a lot of times.


  • I really love this recipe and am planning on trying it out on Friday! Can’t wait..looks so tasty!


  • Oh yum! I wonder if you could get some chocolate in there and make it choc orange cake!


  • This cake is wonderful; great for when guests pop over!.


  • Love a delicious moist orange look’s great!


  • It looks so good!! Well done!! :-)


  • This looks so delicious! And easy too!


  • made this again today – I beat by hand, and did not get enough air into this one, it was quite dense. I loved it this way, but most do not. I also improved the icing, thicker!!


  • oh this looks so yummy, I love a good easy cake recipe that works every time without fail – thank you for sharing your recipe here with us


  • One of the easiest and yummiest cakes I have made!

    • My kind of cake then – easy and delicious – thanks. :)


  • A delicious looking orange cake – love the extra icing – I would scoop it up and eat it!


  • Oh yum! It looks terribly decadent surrounded by all that runny icing. Orange cake is my second favourite


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