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5 from 1 vote

Orange Cake

An incredibly soft and moist cake with a zesty orange cream frosting and glaze

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE

  • 2 ⅔ cups / 340g all purpose / cake flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup / 230g butter or margarine
  • 1 cup / 225g castor sugar
  • 1 medium orange rind grated
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 4 Tablespoons / 60 ml milk

FOR THE CREAM FROSTING

  • 2 cups / 500ml heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 orange rind grated zest
  • 2 teaspoons icing/ confectioners sugar optional

FOR THE GLAZE

  • ½ cup icing/ confectioners sugar
  • A drop of orange food colouring
  • ½ tsp boiling water

Instructions

FOR THE CAKE

  • Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C. Line and grease two 8 inch / 20 cm cake tins or three 9inch / 23cm cake tins
  • Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl.
  • With electric mixer, cream butter or margarine until soft. Add sugar and orange rind and continue beating until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time. Fold in flour mixture then add the milk and beat well
  • Spoon into tins and bake for about 15 minutes or until cake pulls away from sides.
  • Remove from oven but leave in tin for 10 minutes and then turn onto a cooling rack and frost when completely cooled.

FOR THE CREAM FROSTING

  • Using a beater, whip together the cream ,rind of an orange and sugar if using until it has soft peaks.
  • When the cake has cooled completely, frost each layer evenly

FOR THE GLAZE

  • Using a beater or fork mix together the icing/ confectioners sugar, orange food colouring and ½ tsp boiling water until smooth. Just ensure that you add the water a little at a time because you want the glaze to be thick and not runny.
  • Use a piping bag or just a spoon to run streaks across the top of the cream frosted cake. Add a bit of grated zest to decorate as well.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg