Orange Drizzle Cake

07
Jan

Orange Drizzle Cake

At this time of year, with the abundance of sweet juicy oranges, I like baking a cake that consists of at least one of the two – chocolate or oranges. You might have already seen my Orange Chocolate Marble Cake recipe, here is another winter favourite – Orange Drizzle Cake.

Ingredients
  • 160 gr unsalted butter, softened
  • 160 gr granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 oranges
  • 160 g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 50 gr granulated sugar
Method
  1. Preheat your oven to 170 C / Gas 3 and line your tin. Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  2. Whisk the 2 eggs and vanilla in a separate bowl, then gradually beat into the butter mixture.
  3. Add the zest of 2 oranges, plus the juice of half of an orange and mix thoroughly.
  4. Sieve in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon then fold in with a metal spoon, then add a splash of milk. Pour entire mixture into lined 450g loaf tin.
  5. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until your loaf has risen and is golden brown on the top.
  6. Prepare the drizzle topping: combine the juice of your remaining orange half with your granulated sugar and a little extra orange zest.
  7. When you take your loaf out of the oven, leave in the tin to cool slightly for 10 minutes before pricking the top with a fork and then pouring over your drizzle mixture so that it soaks into the sponge. Enjoy!

Written by Agnieszka Butterworth

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