A surefire hit at afternoon tea, this orange cake is super easy to make and tastes amazing!

This orange cake is the perfect mix of citrus and savoury, combining to make a snack that you and the family will absolutely love!

Make too much? Just chuck it in the freezer and thaw when you feel like it! It’s perfect for impromptu tea with your friends, just drizzle some icing on top and it’s bound to be a hit!

This cake is a perfect addition to any school lunchbox or after-school snack.

Do you already love orange cake? Stock up on oranges to make this tasty treat whenever you feel like it!


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.

  • Love any sort of citrus in cakes or the rind in cookies.


  • To make the oranges easier to squeeze all the juice out hold them while rolling on a firm surface – before you remove the zest.


  • Yummy


  • For my orange cake I boil the oranges in the skin and blend them up in total, I use almond meal and no sugar. It’s really yum


  • Love orange cakes and with lots of tangy icing and this fits the bill nicely thanks


  • Looks like it would be very nice, thanks.


  • thanks for sharing.


  • Another quick and easy cake recipe to make. I’m loving these new recipes. All doable!!


  • Yum love it with the icing too! How many oranges do you usually squeeze?


  • Such a simple recipe and I’m sure it tastes just as delicious


  • This looks very yummy!


  • I love orange cake. It was great with afternoon tea.


  • Looks gorgeous and delicious. I love orange cakes..will sure try this.


  • Thanks for sharing this looks amazing!


  • Love citrus icing thanks cake sounds lovely too


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