Orange Drizzle Cake – easy orange juice bake
My Orange Drizzle Cake recipe is full of the fresh and fruity orange flavours combined with light and fluffy sponge cake.
I’m a massive fan of lemon drizzle cakes so I was intrigued to see if I could make it with oranges. I made it as an upside down cake so the beautiful orange slices would stay in place once cooked. It also makes it easier to serve when still warm. As you don’t need to wait until it’s cool to decorate.
The orange slices glisten on the cake after the drizzle is poured over.
I love how it looked so golden and brown and I was amazed how great it smelled. My house smelled so fresh and fruity. I think we were all waiting for it to cook so we could get a slice.
It’s a super simple cake and brilliant to make with children (but leave the hot syrup to the adults).
Making the drizzle is easy too and it’s just orange juice, icing sugar and water. Add them in a saucepan and pop on a medium heat and keep stirring as it starts to thicken up.
Orange cake recipe with orange juice
Making a delicious cake with orange is easy and gives greats results. I used the juice of one orange for this cake and it gave a beautiful cake. I used fresh oranges but if you don’t have fresh oranges to use, orange juice in a carton will still work really well.
Fresh orange cake
For this cake I use fresh oranges and freshly squeezed orange juice. You can use ready to go orange juice if you want but nothing can beat the flavour of freshly squeezed.
Fresh orange cake is easy to make, quick bake and ready to serve once it’s cooled down a little. Your house will also smell amazing it’s cooking.
Orange drizzle cake self raising flour
This easy recipe for orange drizzle cake uses self raising flour. The self raising flour gives a good even rise and makes it easy to mix up. I’ve found it works really well in creating the recipe and the finished results.
Chocolate orange drizzle cake
Want to make this super speical? Add chocolate chips to the mix that you pour over the oranges to create a chocolate orange drizzle cake. It tastes incredible and makes a very fruity cake a little more naughty. The Terry’s chocolate orange iconic flavour can be made even better by carefully chopping up pieces of chocolate orange to add in. Break up a chocolate orange and chop up into chocolate chips and stir in after the flour.
Lemon and orange drizzle cake
If you want to make this even more delicious try adding a mix of lemon and orange. Divide the amounts in the recipe equally between the orange and lemons. I would suggest to make it slightly more orangey than lemony as sometimes the lemon can take over flavour wise but half and half seems a good starting place.
Upside Down Orange Cake Recipe
Upside down orange cake is so easy to make. Take thin slices of orange and place at the bottom of a prepared cake tin (make sure there is greaseproof paper on the bottom). Then add the cake mix over the top. Give the tin a tap on the work top to remove air bubbles and bake. Leave the cake in the tin until cool. Turn out and add the drizzle over the top. It will be ready to eat!
Can I eat the orange peel?
Yes you can. They aren’t as sweet as the orange but as they are thin pieces they are fine to eat.
I really loves how it looks when it has just been turned out of the tin. Any cake that doesn’t need a lot of extra decorating is a good one in my book.
Enjoy a slice of cake with a cup of tea or I can confirm that a glass of prosecco also works really well with this cake.
Orange Drizzle Cake
- 200 g self-raising flour
- 200 g caster sugar
- 200 g unsalted butter
- 3 medium eggs
- 3 oranges
- 4 tbsp icing sugar
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan).
- Grease and line an 8 inch cake tin with greaseproof paper.
- Thinly slice the oranges and lay them in the bottle of the cake tin so they don't overlap.
- Cream the sugar and butter together in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
- Mix in each egg one at a time.
- Sift in the flour and mix until smooth.
- Add the zest and juice of 1 orange to the mixture and mix well.
- Spoon the batter into the cake tin being careful not to move the oranges.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes. The cake should be golden on the outside and the skewer should come out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool while you make the drizzle. It might take up to an hour depending on your oven just keep an eye on it.
- In a small pan, mix the juice of 1 orange with the icing sugar and 2 tablespoons of water.
- Warm on a medium heat and keep stirring as the liquid turns into a syrup.
- Using a knife loosen the cake from the edges of the tin. Place a plate on the cake tin and turn it over to release the cake and show the orange slices on top. Poke holes all over the sponge with a skewer just over half way down.
- Take the syrup off the heat (careful, it's hot!) and pour all over the cooling sponge.
- Leave for a few minutes for the drizzle to sink in. Best served when it is still warm.
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