I had some oranges that had been sat in the kitchen for ages and thought it would be a great excuse to do some baking. Lemon drizzle cake is one of my all time favourites but I’d never tried to replace the lemons with oranges before. The final results came out very well and for me, this orange drizzle cake tastes more fruity and tangy than its lemon alternative. If you don’t have clementines, substitute them for a different variety of orange.
175g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
Zest of 2 clementines (or 3 if you want a stronger orange taste)
175g self-raising flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
3 tsp clementine juice
2 tbsp milk
Juice of 2 clementines
80g granulated sugar
2 tbsp icing sugar
1. Preheat your oven to 180 and grease and line a standard sized loaf tin.
2. Cream the butter and the sugar with an electric hand mixer for 2-3 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.
3. Add the clementine zest, vanilla essence and eggs to the mixture and stir until combined.
4. Fold in the flour and the baking powder and mix together.
5. Add the clementine juice and milk to make a light cake batter.
6. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
7. Whilst the cake is in the oven, mix together the drizzle ingredients.
7. Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and pierce the cake several times with a skewer or a fork.
8. Pour the drizzle mixture generously over the cake whilst it is still in the tin.
9. Leave the cake to cool and the drizzle to set.