Baking: Orange Cake

Students undertaking baking at home should do so under the supervision of an adult. This orange cake recipe has two parts - baking the cake and making the icing.


  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice 
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1.5 cups sifted self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest

Orange Icing

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1.5 cups sifted icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest


  1. Combine all cake ingredients and beat thoroughly for three minutes.
  2. Pour mixture into a greased 20cm x 10cm loaf tin or 20cm ting tin.
  3. Bake in the centre of the oven at 180 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
  4. Turn onto a wire rack and allow to cool.

Orange Icing

  1. Beat butter until creamed.
  2. Add icing sugar and beat until fully combined.
  3. Add orange juice and orange zest.

Questions to consider:

  • What level of difficulty would you rate this recipe?
  • What changes would you make to improve the cake recipe?
  • What could you serve this cake with?

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