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Orange cake with orange icing recipe

A light delicious buttery orange cake that is easy to make. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder



  • 250g butter, softened
  • 250g castor sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 100ml fresh orange juice


  • 250g icing sugar
  • 50ml orange juice


Preheat oven to 170C. Line a 22cm springform cake tin with baking paper.

Cream the butter and sugar until pale and thick. This will take a while.

Add eggs one at a time beating well after each one.

Add flour and zest and mix.

Slowly add orange juice until all incorporated.

Pour into cake tin and bake for 45 mins.


Stir orange juice into sifted icing sugar, making a thick paste. Spread on cooled cake.



  • This is so delicious you won't be able to stop yourself from having another slice.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.