Orange Drizzle Cake


Cake. Citrus. One-bowl baking. If these words send a shiver down your spine, then this recipe is for you. It is a very easy recipe that can be different every time you make it if you swap the oranges for lemons, limes, grapefruit, or a mix of juices. You get a not-too-sweet, moist cake that will be gone before the day is over. Remember to use exact measurements to get perfect results.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 9-inch cake


  • 1 cup self-rising flour

  • 3 large eggs

  • cup superfine sugar

  • cup salted butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • ½ cup superfine sugar

  • ¼ cup orange juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch cake pan well using butter and flour.

  2. Combine flour, eggs, sugar, butter, orange juice, orange zest, and baking powder in a bowl. Mix with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer until batter comes together and is pale in color. Pour into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Carefully remove from the pan and place on a cooling rack with a tray underneath.

  4. While cake cools, combine sugar and orange juice for drizzle in a small bowl. Pour over the still-warm cake. Let cool completely before slicing.

Cook's Note:

You can use unsalted butter instead of salted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

337 Calories
17g Fat
42g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 337
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 395mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 74mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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