Easy Orange Cake

    50 minutes

    This quick orange cake is delicious even without the icing. I sometimes just sprinkle icing sugar on the top. This recipe can be used to make two 20cm cake layers or a 23x13cm loaf. If making a loaf cake, bake for 60 minutes.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) orange juice
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
    • 120g butter, softened
    • 2 cups (310g) icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour two 20cm round cake tins. In a measuring cup, combine milk, 1/2 cup (125ml) orange juice, oil, beaten eggs and 1 1/2 teaspoons orange rind. Set aside.
    2. Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl. Mix in sugar. Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined.
    3. Divide batter into two 20cm tins. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
    4. To make Orange Butter icing: Cream butter until smooth. Gradually beat in icing sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Beat in 2 tablespoons orange juice to bring to spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla and 1 teaspoon orange rind.

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    Lovely cake!!! I didn't make the icing... Made the cake alone... turned out superb.. But I added a little more orange juice about 3/4 cup to make the cake... I kept the remaining cake in the fridge and heated it the next day... It was still better than the previous day.  -  20 Jun 2013


    THIS CAKE TASTE LIKE POO AND SHIT WHICH IS RETARDED, jks, its delicious!  -  20 Dec 2015


    Really light and fluffy cake, everyone loved it!! Best orange cake recipe I have used.  -  02 Jan 2016