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Mum's Orange Cake

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Author: Lauren


  • 125 butter
  • 2/3 cup castor sugar
  • Grated rind of 1 large orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups self raising flour
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • Icing
  • 45 g of unsalted butter - soft
  • Grated rind of 1/2 an orange
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  • 1 1/3 cups icing sugar mixture


  • For the cake:
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees (160 degrees fan forced) and grease and line the base of a 22cm x 10cm log tin.
  • Combine the softened butter, sugar and orange rind in a bowl and using an electric mixer, beat until it's pale and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time, making sure they are completely combined.
  • Sift the flour over the top of the cake, and while on a low speed, slowly add the orange juice and milk and continue to beat until the mixture has combined.
  • Pour mixture into the prepared tin and lightly smooth over the top.
  • Bake in oven for approximately 45 minutes, until the cake is firm to touch on top and cooked through.
  • After removing from oven, cool cake in tin for 15 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Icing:
  • Add the butter, rind, and icing sugar into a bowl.
  • Add the orange juice and using a metal spoon mix until combined and you have a smooth consistency.
  • If the icing is a little hard to spread, just add a few extra drops of orange juice.