I thought I'd resume normal service with a recipe, the first time in a long time I've posted one here. This is the result of an afternoon baking with mum yesterday. It started with some oranges that needed using, and developed from a Mary Berry plain fairy cake recipe. We decided to adapt the recipe to make one large cake and flavour it with the orange, and it was such a success that my mum made a second one today using clementines and shared it with the neighbours.
Orange Drizzle Cake
Makes one 12cm round cake. Prep time 15 minutes. Cooking time 45 minutes to 1 hour.
200g self-raising flour
200g caster sugar
200g softened butter
2 tsp baking powder
5 medium eggs
225g icing sugar
- Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan. Grease the sides and base of a 12cm round cake tin.
- Combine flour, caster sugar, eggs, butter, and baking powder in a bowl. Add the zest of both oranges and the juice of half an orange to the bowl.
- Use a whisk to beat the mixture until well combined and pour it into the cake tin.
- Bake in the oven for between 45 minutes and an hour, until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. You may need to cover the top of the cake with tin foil to stop the cake browning too much.
- While the cake is baking, gradually add the juice of the remaining orange to the sieved icing sugar a teaspoon at a time, stirring until it reaches a suitable consistency for drizzling.
- Remove the cake from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, drizzle with the icing.