When ever I make orange Cake I am always reminded of when I was a young girl and my Dad loved Orange cake a lot. Today I'm sharing my go to Easy and Delicious Orange cake Recipe.
125g Softened Butter
3/4 Cup caster Sugar
1 1/2 Cups SR Flour
1/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of orange juice
1 tbsp finely grated orange rind.
Pre heat your oven to 180 deg and prepare your chosen pan, I typically make this in a loaf tin and I grease and line with baking paper.
Put all the ingredients into the bowl and mix.
This is what the recipe instructs though I personally take care to not let the orange juice and milk mix as in my mind this is just wrong.
Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined 3 to 5 mins should do it.
Pour into your tin and bake for 35 minutes.
Turn out to cool on a wire rack.
1 1/2 cups sifted icing sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
I teaspoon finely grated zest ( and more to sprinkle on top if desired )
Mix all ingredients well and add orange juice until desired consistency is reached around 1 tbsp does it for me. You may need more or less.
I tried this icing for the first time recently and think next time I'll reduce some or all of the butter and substitute with cream cheese for a bit of extra zing.
When the cake is iced take a break and enjoy some with a Cuppa.
Its delicious. Let me know if you give it a try. ;)
So tell me what do you think about the orange juice and milk, would you separate them as I do or I am being overly cautious?