Orange Drizzle Cake

Orange Drizzle Cake

Orange Drizzle Cake is full of fresh orange flavor mingled with fluffy and light sponge cake. Most of the people like orange loaf cake and I also love to make this delicious cake. We can make it an upside-down cake. In this way, the orange slices stay in place after cooked and it is easy to serve the warm cake. No need to wait until it is cool to decorate. The orange slices flicker on the cake and look so beautiful. It looks brown and golden and it is amazingly smelled. You should try to take advantage of this delicious fruit cake because it is hard to get wrong. The cake is flavored with orange juice syrup and orange zest that give the sponge a crunchy citrus flavor. People love this cake with a cup of tea fresh out of the oven. It should be kept in an airtight container.

To make this cake is super simple and you can easily make this cake with the help of children but the adults should deal with the hot syrups themselves. Drizzle is also easy to make and it is the combination of icing sugar, orange juice, and water. You need to mix them in a saucepan and put on medium heat. When it starts to thicken up, keep stirring it.

Orange Drizzle Cake Recipe


  • Caster Sugar 200 g
  • Self-raising flour 200 g
  • Unsalted butter 200 g
  • Medium eggs 3
  • Oranges 3
  • Icing sugar 4 tbsp
  • Water


  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Take an 8-inch cake tin and grease and line the tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Make thin slices of the oranges and lay them in the bottom of the tin.
  • Mix the butter and sugar in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
  • Mix in the egg one at a time and slowly mix it.
  • Sift in the flour then add the zest of one orange and mix well.
  • Now spoon the batter into the cake tin carefully.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes
  • The cake must be golden outside. Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool while you are making the drizzle.
  1. Mix the juice of one orange with icing sugar and 2 tbsp of water in a pan.
  2. Put it on medium heat and keep stirring as it starts to thicken up.
  3. Use a knife to loosen the cake from the edges of the tin then place a plate on the cake tin and turn it over so that the cake is released and orange slices on the top are looking beautiful.
  4. Poke holes all over the sponge with a skewer
  5. Take the syrup off the heat and pour all over the sponge.
  6. Leave for a few minutes for the drizzle to sink in.
  7. Best served when it is still warm.

It looks amazing when it has just been turned out of the tin. It is the cake that doesn’t need extra decoration. You can enjoy the cake with tea or a glass of prosecco works well with it.