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Orange Drizzle Cake

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Servings: 1 cake
Calories: 2001kcal


  • 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


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).
  • To make the sponge, beat the sugar and the butter in a large bowl until creamy.
  • Add the eggs one by one mixing well after each addition.
  • Sift in the flour, add the baking powder, orange zest, milk and orange extract, and beat again to get a smooth batter.
  • Grease and flour a round cake tin (mine is 16x9 cm) and spread the batter evenly.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and firm to touch, and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • To make the drizzle, mix the orange juice and sugar together.
  • When the cake is ready, pour the drizzle all over the sponge while it is hot, then leave to cool completely before slicing.


  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
  • Make sure the oven is preheated before adding the cake, the heat will help rise the cake straight away, bringing better results.
  • The drizzle must be used as soon as the cake comes out of the oven, as the sponge will absorb it better, and the cake will have maximum flavour.
  • Or, why not, add it to your menu for an Afternoon Tea to remember. Whatever the occasion, be sure to impress anyone with this scrumptious cake.


Calories: 2001kcal | Carbohydrates: 313g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 492mg | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 737mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 202g | Vitamin A: 2401IU | Calcium: 299mg | Iron: 3mg