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

Frosted Orange Cake


  • 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


  • 225g icing sugar
  • 1tsp orange essence

Frosted Orange Cake 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.

Frosted Orange Cake Recipe



  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!

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