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Best Orange Cake Recipe

The best orange cake recipe! Easy to make, soft, fluffy and moist. Made with zest and fresh orange juice for that citrusy flavour. You can serve for afternoon tea, dessert or as party cake. Let me show you how to make easy orange cake from scratch.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, British, Portuguese
Keyword: best orange cake recipe, easy orange cake recipe, orange cake, orange cake recipe
Servings: 12
Author: K's Cuisine


  • Oven
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixer
  • Cake pan - 8 inch
  • Cake tester


  • 150 g Butter
  • 140 g Sugar granulated or Caster
  • 2 medium Eggs
  • 1 Orange zest whole orange
  • 3-4 tablespoon Orange juice
  • 160 g Self raising flour


  • In a mixing bowl add the butter and sugar and beat with electric mixer till it's fluffy and turns pale.Break the eggs into a bowl, add orange zest and juice then whisk.
  • Add the eggs to the butter/sugar mixture very slowly while still mixing with electric mixer. This is to prevent the mixture from curdling.
  • Add the flour to the mixture by folding it in with spatula. Do not over mix the batter. Overmixing might make the cake dense.
  • Grease baking pan with buter and layer with baking sheet. Pour batter into lined baking pan and bake in pre heated oven at 170C for 40 minutes or till cake is done.


Don’t overmix the cake batter. When you add flour, mix with spatula and then low power setting on the mixer to mix for a minute. Overmixing result in dense cake.
Allow orange cake to cool completely and wrap in clingfilm. Although this cake can last up to 3 days at room temperature, to be safe, store in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.