This orange cake is bursting with orange flavour, and couldn't be easier to make. With or without the orange butter icing, it is a treat. You can also make this a loaf cake by using a 900g loaf tin instead of two 20cm sandwich tins. If making a loaf cake, bake for 60 minutes.
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Used different ingredients. I added 50g of melted chocolate to the buttercream, to make it chocolate orange! Yummy - 18 Mar 2011
This cake recipe is the easiest i have ever used and the product is moist and light. I have never used oil, nor mixed all the liquids (oil, milk, orange juice, beaten eggs) and poured the lot into the flour and sugar mix, but it worked and the cake rose beautifully. I also used the grated zest of one whole orange for the cake and another for the icing. I also reduced the amount of sugar to 250g (to equal the amount of flour), which was fine, and reduced the amount of OJ and milk to 100ml each (following advice of another reviewer here), which did not affect the moistness. The only thing is that there is no buttery taste, if you like that. I made this as a birthday cake (and it was a good size as such), so i doubled the icing recipe to: 250g butter and 500g icing sugar, which was enough as filling and decorating the whole cake. - 22 Sep 2013
I was a little worried that the mixture looked too runny - but turned out gorgeous I sandwiched together with lemon curd spread and the orange buttercream - tastes perfect My oven is a fan assisted so gets very hot, very quickly- so I reduced temp to 135 for 28 minutes . - 28 Jul 2012