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Orange Drizzle Cake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Orange Drizzle Cake, beautifully moist and jam-packed with a delicious zesty flavour. If you like the classic lemon drizzle cake, you will definitely love this quick and easy to make variation too. A must-try cake for Mother's Day or any other occasion.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: mother's day desserts
Servings: 1 cake
Calories: 2001 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 75 g butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 150 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • zest from 1 large orange
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
For the orange drizzle
  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • juice from one orange
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).

  2. To make the sponge, beat the sugar and the butter in a large bowl until creamy.

  3. Add the eggs one by one mixing well after each addition.

  4. Sift in the flour, add the baking powder, orange zest, milk and orange extract, and beat again to get a smooth batter.

  5. Grease and flour a round cake tin (mine is 16x9 cm) and spread the batter evenly.

  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and firm to touch, and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  7. To make the drizzle, mix the orange juice and sugar together.

  8. When the cake is ready, pour the drizzle all over the sponge while it is hot, then leave to cool completely before slicing.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Orange Drizzle Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2001 Calories from Fat 657
% Daily Value*
Fat 73g112%
Saturated Fat 42g210%
Trans Fat 2g
Cholesterol 492mg164%
Sodium 682mg28%
Potassium 737mg21%
Carbohydrates 313g104%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 202g224%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 2401IU48%
Calcium 299mg30%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.