Orange Cake Recipe – Free Easy Orange Butter Cake Recipe

This orange cake recipe yields a rich butter cake flavored with orange rind and orange juice. This moist cake has a very rich orange aroma and goes well with orange or lime flavoured butter icing. Alternatively, you can also pair this delicious orange cake with chocolate frosting. Simply layer and sandwich 2 layers of this cake with chocolate ganache and cover the top and sides with rich chocolate frosting.

Ingredients and cake tin sizes:

Round tin sizes 7 inches 9 inches 11 inches 13 inches
Square tin sizes 6 inches 8 inches 10 inches 13 inches
Butter 180g 360g720g 1440g
Castor sugar 150g 300g600g 1200g
Self raising flour 170g 340g 680g 1360g
Salt a pinch a pinch a pinch a pinch
Baking powder 1/4 tsp 1/2 tsp 1 tsp 2 tsp
Eggs 3 6 12 24
Orange juice 3 tbsp 6 tbsp 12 tbsp 24 tbsp
Orange rind (finely grated) 2 oranges 4 oranges 8 oranges 16 oranges


Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.

Beat butter and sugar till soft and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add salt.

In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt 3 times. Fold in the sifted ingredients into the creamed mixture alternately with orange juice, starting and ending with flour.

Finally add in grated orange rind and combine well. Pour batter into a greased and floured cake tin and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Remove cake from oven and let it cool completely before decorating it.

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