Jun 10, 2011

Iced Orange Cake (Moist Orange Cake with Citrus Orange Icing)

Iced Orange Cake
I made this cake last weekend and it came out so moist and soft.The orange flavour just lifted up the cake and the aroma of the cake was so good. I had a small piece left over and I tasted it the next day and it was so yummy,This cake get better the next day.The icing I made is a simple orange icing which was yummy,but you could make any icing you want.Since the cake has orange zest and orange juice it keeps well for 3-4 days..This is one of Rachael Allen’s recipe..I added some orange juice into it...You could even add some nuts in this..
Please try this dish and tell me how it came..


Flour- 1 cup / 125 gms / 4.5 ounces
Eggs- 2
Powdered Sugar- 1/2 cup / 100 gms
Icing Sugar- 1/2 cup / 100 gms
Orange Zest-2 tblspn
Orange Juice-4 tblspn
Melted Butter- 120 gm / 1/2 cup / 4 fluid ounces
Baking powder- 1 tsp

For icing:

Icing sugar- 1/2 cup / 100 gms
Orange juice-2-3 tblspn


Preheat the oven to 180°C(360°F).Prepare a cake tin by applying butter on a sides of the tin and dust it with flour.

In a mixing bowl,beat eggs with powdered sugar,icing sugar,orange zest till fluffy.

Add Orange juice in it and beat well.Add melted butter and beat well.

Sift in the flour and baking powder in the mixture and fold well.

Pour this in the prepared tin and bake it for 35-40 min till the cake is cooked.

Allow the cake to cool for 10 min and remove from the tin.Let it cool completely before icing.

For icing:

Sift icing sugar in a mixing bowl and add in orange juice slowly and mix it till it forms a thick icing(not so thick).

Take this icing and drizzle it over the cake.Slice and serve..


Grab your ingredients
Beat eggs with powdered sugar
Add orange zest and icing sugar

Add in orange juice
Now melted butter
Fold in flour and baking powder

Mix well...

Pour this into a tin

Bake it

For Icing:

Take some icing sugar and orange juice
Squeeze some orange juice in this and mix well..till it forms a runny syrup..
Take the cooled cake on a plate
drizzle over the icing

Slice it...



Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely looking iced orange cake. Perfectly baked.

Hamaree Rasoi

Krithi's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Bookmarked rightaway arthi (dont ask me when I will try... but will try soon..) I love the citrus zing to baked goods.. simply wow...

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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum, sounds delicious, what a beautiful color and very moist looking.

Latha said... Best Blogger Tips

Love anything baked with citrus...looks divine.

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

orange cake looks so moist n delicious..i am able to feel the freshness n flavor of orange juice...nice clicks..

Savitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply superb and love ur frosting too.thank u for sending this to my event.

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy combination of flavors in that cake dear... Loved the citrussy icing...

Ambreen said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh dear, this looks absolutely wonderful. I love the flavors in this cake, lovely color too.

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

The cake has risen perfectly:-)I bet it was yummy..!! I love the citrus flavor in cakes:-)

Canterbury Cakes said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing such comprehensive instructions. The cake looks delicious!

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

the cake looks so moist as name says did u bake this with your oven toaster..

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kalpana Sareesh yes i baked it in the toaster oven

Vidyalakshmi Sankaran said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,

How did u get the orange zest? Just scraping the outer layer of orange peel?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Vidyalakshmi SankaranYes scrape the outer orange part of orange alone..Dont scrape the white part.

sindhu said... Best Blogger Tips

Can bake this in microwave?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@sindhuif u have convection mode u can bake.

appy said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello aarthi maam i want to bake as eggless so what is the alternate to eggs... i hope u answer me soon

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi can i add half a cup of condesedmilk instead of eggs?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousI haven't tried it without eggs so far. You can add some curd i hope.

appy said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank u maam

Jazmin Alfaisal said... Best Blogger Tips

Tried this cake and it came out very well.. It was yummy except for the cake sunk in the middle. What could be the reason,Have I over baked it??

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jazmin AlfaisalU have added too much rising agent, in this case u have added too much baking powder

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jazmin Alfaisal
I have tried this cake (right off Rachel Allen on TLC) some 5-6 times, yes it tends to sink in the middle unlike normal cakes . Just ensure its cooked through. The flavor of the cake makes up for it though. Use a normal pan insted of
a bigger pan.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Arathi I just have powdered sugar at home. No icing sugar! Can I substitue by adding more powdered sugar? How much? Also can I use powder sugar for icing glaze here?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyes u can use powdered sugar

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Any substitute of eggs? Can I make eggless with the same ingredients.. Result will be same?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousnot sure about egg sub.I haven't tried it without eggs so far. You can add some curd i hope.

di ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

for how much time the microoven have to pre heat at 180C? i m new in baking and have a 20lit godrej microwave oven.. pls suggest

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@di ghoshpreheta it for 10 mins