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
Square tin sizes
Self raising flour
Orange rind (finely grated)
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.