An Orange Cake To Die For

The smell of oranges wafting through the house is such a gorgeous aroma, be it a burning candle or a boiling orange on the stove. One of my favourite cakes is a simple orange cake. Perfect paired with coffee for afternoon tea. And don't forget your lashings of cream!


  • 125g butter softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1.2 cup self raising flour sifted
  • 1 tablespoon orange rind zested

Orange Icing Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar sifted
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon orange rind zested


  1. Combine all cake ingredients and beat thoroughly for 3min.
  2. Pour mixture into a greased 20cm x 10cm loaf or 20cm ring tin.
  3. Bake in the centre of the oven at 180c for 30-40min.
  4. Turn onto wire rack and allow to cool.
  5. Combine all icing ingredients and mix until smooth.
  6. Pour icing onto the cake.