Now, I know Liz is saying everything’s “divine” or “gorgeous” and all that but this cake, is truly called The Amazing Orange Cake, so named by Jill Dupleix and others. Tee hee.
I found this recipe a few years ago and it is always a huge success. It’s a huge cake, so its nice to take some to work or whomever you would like to share with.
500g caster sugar
1 tbsp grated orange zest
500g self-raising flour
200ml freshly squeezed orange juice
250g icing sugar
50ml orange juice
1 tsp grated orange zest
Preheat the oven to 170C. (You will need a large cake tin, lined with baking paper).
Beat the butter and sugar till nice and thick and pale. This is time consuming and difficult without a KitchenAid! But of course, you will get there.
Once the mix is thick and very pale, add each egg, one at a time, blending each egg in one at a time, thoroughly.
Add all the flour in at once and beat further.
Slowly pour in the fresh orange juice.
Transfer batter into prepared cake tin and put in preheated oven.
Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or till skewer comes out clean. When I made this last night, it browned quickly, so cover loosely with a piece of buttered foil.
Allow to cool in tin.
Mix the icing sugar, and orange juice and orange zest until smooth and spread on cool cake.