Orange Drizzle Cake Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

We all know about the famous Lemon Drizzle Cake… right? It’s got to be one of the most loved cakes in Britain, if not, the world.

It’s a huge favourite in this house (with my mum especially) so when I heard about an Orange Drizzle, I just knew I had to give it a go!

I absolutely love the fact that this cake is so simple. There’s little ingredients and there’s no decorating – it’s one of those cakes that is all about the taste and damn, are you in for a treat with this one.

A simple sponge flavoured with orange which has a simple orange drizzle to top it off – it doesn’t sound that advertising when I put it like that, but if I was to sum this cake up in one word, it would be FLAVOURSOME.

If you’d like to make this quick & easy Orange Drizzle cake yourself, the recipe is below:


Category: Desert / Sweet Treat

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 2025 Minutes

Overall Time: 35 Minutes


Ingredients You’ll Need To Make The Cake:

  • 175g Of Caster Sugar
  • 110g Of Butter Or Margarine
  • 2 Medium Sized Eggs, Beaten
  • 175g Of Self-Raising Flour
  • 1/2tsp Of Baking Powder
  • Zest & Juice Of One Orange
  • 3tbsp Of Milk

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Topping:

  • Juice Of One Orange
  • 3tbsp Of Icing Sugar

How To Make The Cake:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, grease a 7inch tin with butter and preheat your oven to 190C / 170C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, cream together the 175g of caster sugar with 110g of butter until light and fluffy.
  • Next, mix in the 2 beaten eggs, zest of the orange and half the juice of the orange.
  • Now, fold in the 175g of self raising flour with the 1/2tsp of baking powder.
  • If the mixture is a little thick, slacken the mixture with 3tbsp of milk so the mixture is soft and spoonable.
  • Pour the mixture into the greased baking tin and place in the oven for around 20 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the cake springs back when you touch it.
  • Once cooked, leave in the cake tin.

How To Make The Topping

  • Around 5 minutes before the cake is ready to come out the oven, it’s time to prepare the topping.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the juice of one orange and 3tbsp of icing sugar.
  • Place the bowl into the microwave and in 10 second blasts, microwave the juice until the icing sugar has dissolved (TIP: mine took around 30 seconds).
  • Then, once the cake is out the oven, using a knife or a skewer, prick holes all over the top of the cake.
  • Drizzle the orange topping all over the top of the cake.
  • Leave the cake in the tin for around 15 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool further.
  • Finally, if you have a spare orange lying around, before serving, slice the orange into segments and add to the middle of your cake.

That’s your Orange Drizzle Cake prepared, baked, soaked in orange juice and ready to serve!

If your a fan of the Lemon Drizzle Cake then you’ve got to give this a try, I honestly think it’ll soon become a firm favourite of yours.

I actually gave my Nan a slice of this cake when I first made it and she’s already asked me for the recipe so she could make it for her friends – that’s when you know it’s a good cake!

Don’t get me wrong, you can have this on any occasion but I just think this cake would be perfect for an afternoon tea or coffee morning – it’s super light and (sorry if this makes you cringe) moist. An absolute dream!

Let me know if you decide to make this yourself and what your thoughts are on it. Is it going to become a favourite of yours?

Sending tons of love & hugs to you all as always,

Elle xo

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26 Comments

  1. June 28, 2021 / 9:48 am

    Lemon drizzle cake is my fave cake in all the world. Orange is one of my favourite flavours. I don’t know why I’ve never thought of doing a hybrid of the two!? I bet this tastes amazing!

    Rosie

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      July 13, 2021 / 10:47 am

      I’d never heard of a orange drizzle cake until a couple of months ago and boy, does it taste good! Lemon drizzle is up there as one of my favourites too so I really think you’d love this. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  2. June 28, 2021 / 9:49 am

    This sounds absolutely AMAZING and what a great alternative to lemon drizzle. I love lemon drizzle but I’m a huge fan of anything orange flavoured too, so I know I’d absolutely destroy this!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      July 13, 2021 / 10:49 am

      Lemon drizzle is up there as one of my favs too! But, you’d defiantly love this cake if your a orange fan! It’s delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. June 28, 2021 / 10:41 am

    This sounds delicious and perfect for the summer time! I love lemon drizzle so I can imagine I’ll love this too xx

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      July 13, 2021 / 10:50 am

      It’s the perfect summer cake, it’s super light and not too sickly. Ooo if you love a lemon drizzle you’ll defiantly love this, it’s delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. June 28, 2021 / 11:59 am

    I’m a big fan of orange scones so this one is in my wheelhouse. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Looks delicious.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      July 13, 2021 / 10:51 am

      Oo I’ve never tried an orange scone before but I defiantly think I’ll have too! I hope you love this cake as much as we did. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      July 13, 2021 / 10:52 am

      You’ll defiantly love this orange cake if you love lemon drizzle, they are both delish! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. June 28, 2021 / 2:54 pm

    Before I started following you I loved cake and now I think I’m an cake lover. I’ve been thinking and talking about your recipes non stop. This is just another one to add to my ‘Cakes & desserts I need to try’ list

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      July 13, 2021 / 10:53 am

      Ah that means the world, thank you so much lovely! I’m so pleased you like my recipes. Let me know if you try this one and what your thoughts are. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      July 13, 2021 / 11:03 am

      Ooo it’s the perfect cake to have alongside a nice tea or coffee! It’s the perfect coffee morning cake. It’s delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. June 28, 2021 / 4:58 pm

    This sounds wonderfully simple and delicious. I’ve always preferred orange flavors to lemon, so this drizzle cake is right up my alley. I love that you described it as “flavoursome”! What a great word!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      July 13, 2021 / 11:06 am

      It’s such a easy cake to make, there’s barely anything to it which I love! If you love orange, I think you’ll really love this. It packs such a punch. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  7. June 28, 2021 / 6:06 pm

    Great recipe! This looks and sounds so delicious and refreshing – I definitely need to try this one this summer! Thanks for sharing x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      July 13, 2021 / 11:08 am

      It’s the perfect summer cake, really light and has the most amazing flavour. It’s delish! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  8. June 28, 2021 / 9:22 pm

    This looks amazing! My husband is going to love this! It looks so refreshing for summer!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      July 13, 2021 / 11:09 am

      It’s honestly the perfect summer cake, really light on the stomach and has a really refreshing flavour. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  9. June 28, 2021 / 9:46 pm

    Mm, just words like lemon and orange are cooling me off right now! This sounds like an early morning bake so I will not make my home unbearably hot and then a slice in the cool of evening. Love the juicy orange slices on top!
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      July 13, 2021 / 11:11 am

      Oooo I love that! It’s such a quick and easy cake that it takes little time to cook so you won’t overheat in the kitchen. It’s perfect for summer. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  10. Heidi Bruaw
    June 29, 2021 / 6:26 am

    Yum! I have never heard of lemon drizzle cake before, so I will have to try both! It looks amazing and I love a good citrus dessert! Thank you for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      July 13, 2021 / 11:12 am

      Ooooo you’ve got to try both of these drizzle cakes, they are delicious! They are the perfect summer cakes that pack a punch with flavour. You’ll love them if you love citrus! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  11. July 3, 2021 / 7:37 pm

    I love anything citrus and have no idea how I never thought of making an orange drizzle cake! Really have to try this as soon as the weather helps x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      July 13, 2021 / 11:32 am

      Ooo if your a citrus lover, you’ll absolutely love this cake! Once the weather picks up, it will be perfect. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

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