Frosted Orange Cake Recipe

This may be the nicest cake I have ever baked. I don’t know whether it’s because I bothered to ice it and make it look pretty or that the sponge was so moist and full of flavour – it couldn’t have been nicer. This was based on a recipe for ginger cake but any regular readers know I really don’t need any more ginger in my life so I went for orange instead. Here’s our recipe for this lovely Frosted Orange Cake.

Frosted Orange Cake Recipe

Here’s our Frosted Orange Cake recipe:

Ingredients

  • 175g margarine
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 1 tbsp orange essence
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 20g ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • silver balls to decorate
Frosted Orange Cake Recipe

For the icing

  • 225g icing sugar
  • 1tsp orange essence
Frosted Orange Cake Recipe

Recipe

  • Preheat the oven 160C/325F/Gas Mark 3 and line a square baking tin with baking paper.
  • Mix the eggs, treacle and orange essence in a jug and sift the flour into a bowl
  • Cream the margarine and sugar in a bowl before alternating adding a bit of the egg mixture and a bit of the flour until you have one cake mix.
  • Add the almonds and milk and mix until combined.
  • Spoon the mix into the cake tin and bake for 50 minutes until nicely risen and browned. Leave to cool completely.
  • Make the icing by adding the orange essence to the icing sugar and gradually adding a little water until you get a nice thick icing. Pour over the cake and add silver balls.

If you’d like to print or pin the Frosted Orange Cake Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Frosted Orange Cake Recipe

This may be the nicest cake I have ever baked.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 cake

Ingredients

  • 175 g margarine
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 1 tbsp orange essence
  • 225 g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 20 g ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • silver balls to decorate
  • Frosted Orange Cake Recipe

icing

  • 225 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp orange essence

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 160C/325F/Gas Mark 3 and line a square baking tin with baking paper.
  • Mix the eggs, treacle and orange essence in a jug and sift the flour into a bowl
  • Cream the margarine and sugar in a bowl before alternating adding a bit of the egg mixture and a bit of the flour until you have one cake mix.
  • Add the almonds and milk and mix until combined.
  • Spoon the mix into the cake tin and bake for 50 minutes until nicely risen and browned. Leave to cool completely.
  • Make the icing by adding the orange essence to the icing sugar and gradually adding a little water until you get a nice thick icing. Pour over the cake and add silver balls.
Frosted Orange Cake Recipe
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4 Comments

  1. gaynor lewis
    October 29, 2016 / 8:57 am

    That cake really does look delicious – I’ll have to try that x

  2. October 29, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Yet another cake to add to my collection of recipes. This looks delicious – I will definitely have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. October 30, 2016 / 3:20 am

    This sounds delicious. I like to bake every weekend, I’ll have to add this to my list!

  4. November 6, 2016 / 10:51 am

    Ooh this sounds amazing! I might have to try it out with both orange and ginger!
    Nat.x

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