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April 24, 2016 / mintcustard

Orange drizzle cake – fit for a queen.


Iced orange drizzle cake.

When I heard that Nadia was baking The Queen’s birthday cake I was pleased for her and sad for her too. Pleased, because she deserves every opportunity she is offered and sad because if you make a cake for someone like The Queen, you are unlikely to get a slice to take home. All that work and  you just get is to lick the bowl. Nadia’s cake also reminded me that I have a citrus cake tin that needed using again, and what better excuse than a cake for The Queen.

That’s not to say you shouldn’t share this cake, simply make sure you get a slice too.

Orange drizzle cake.

3 large free range eggs,

200g softened butter

200g golden caster sugar

200g self raising flour

zest  and juice of 1 large orange

1 tbsp milk

How to ……

  • Preheat the oven to 190 c
  • Either spray the inside of the loaf pan with cake release or butter and flour the pan, making sure you get into all the nooks and crannies.You can use a flat bottomed loaf tin too
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, add a spoonful of flour with each egg to prevent curdling.
  • Zest the orange over the bowl to catch the essential oils into the batter too.
  • Squeeze in the juices.
  • Fold in the juices and then fold in the flour.
  • The batter needs to be a slow dropping consistency so if you need to, add a little milk to slacken the mix.
  • Spoon into the loaf tin and tap down gently to getthe mix into every crevice in the tin.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, check with a skewer at 40 minutes just in case. When it comes out clean the cake is done.
  • Cool in the tin for a good 15 minutes before you turn out.

An un-iced orange drizzle.

I simply ice the loaf with water icing made with orange juice. On occasions I make a juice and sugar topping to give the loaf a crunchy top. But this is a birthday cake so it had to be iced!



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  1. Tania Adrianne Gammon / May 13 2016 4:10 pm

    I love this cake tin! And am very much enjoying the recipes on your blog, very much my kind of food!
    Tania @

    • mintcustard / May 13 2016 4:25 pm

      Thanks, I’ll pop over to your blog when I’m on the right computer! The tin is a NordicWare one and I got it from Lakeland.

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