Skip to main content

Orange Cake...A Donna Hay Recipe...step by step.

It was just 8 pm and both the kids wanted orange cake..Really!! that was not my idea of spending a quiet Sunday evening...... kids are like that....they will coax me, butter me, hug me, sweet talk...into baking night.

Well, they promised that they will help me all through and also wash the dishes and help me clean the counter and kitchen....and that is really sweet of them and I could not resist then.

Oh please forgive me for the pics....I am not good with nighttime shots and that too with my humble P&S...still manged to get some shots for you guys...this cake is awesome with all the citrusy soft and broke my new diet resolution ...sigh :( need to try it...and oranges are in season no excuse.

Recipe Adapted from Donna Hay Magazine.
Flour: 1 1/2 cups + 2 1/2 tbsp.
Baking powder: 1 1/4 tsp.
Sugar: 3/4 cup +1 tbsp.
Butter: 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp.(I used salted)
Eggs: 2.
Orange juice: Juice of 3 or 4 medium sized orange.
Finely grated zest of  1 orange.

Orange glaze.
Icing sugar: 1 cup, sifted.
Orange juice: Juice of 1 orange.
Orange zest to decorate (optional).

Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Butter an 8 inch pan, I used a 10 inch round pan, coz I love thin cake...totally in love with sheet cakes..
Cream butter and sugar for 3 minutes. Then add eggs one by one and cream again. Grate zest of the orange to it.

Sieve the flour and baking powder into this.

And beat again....add the orange juice while creaming.

Cream until you get a smooth and spongy batter.

Pour into greased baking pan....and bake. (I used a large pan, coz I wanted thin cake)...

Meanwhile powder the sugar with a tsp of cornflour (homemade icing sugar) and sieve and keep aside. Pour half orange juice into a bowl and slowly add the icing sugar.

Grab a Macho Guy and allow him to show his muscle power....whisk the icing sugar into the orange juice... alternately adding the icing sugar and the juice .until you get a smooth dropping consistency.

See, the icing has an orange tint and believe me the flavor was just  OMG!

Allow the Macho Guy to drizzle it over the baked and cooled cake.....and step aside for him to play Chef.

Hey, the whole kitchen was so aromatic that I had neighbors knocking on my door by 9.30 pm..

Note: Do not just dunk the whole icing sugar into the orange juice...just add slowly, sometimes you might need a little more maybe half cup, and the icing will set if kept, so pour it over the cake as soon as you get a dropping consistency.

Want to make Lemon Glaze, Check that out too.


  1. Loved this cake, I need to bake this too for my kids :)

  2. beautiful cake and lovely helper ;) makes photo job easy :)

  3. When kids help in the kitchen , that dish comes out always awesome. nice cake.

  4. i love donna hay recipes:)..........n ur cake looks awesome.......n its lovely when kids want to help!:)

  5. Thank u all for the lovely brighten my day :)

  6. Love ur lil helper, Who can resist to this beauitful,super spongy cake.

  7. Your kids definitely have your number Nisa! I would call it a bribe. :) Of course if I had kids to offer to clean up after me, I would make anything they wanted as well! What a wonderful little cake for the late night! It looks quite light and very tasty!

  8. Beautiful cake, Love your chef. Perfect tangy cake.

  9. Awesome cake...I love the flavour of orange in cake....that glaze is lovely.....

  10. Delicious & tangy orange cake, looks fabulous. Love your little chef :)

  11. Delicious cake...Happy to follow you..:)Visit my space at ur free time...

  12. Nisachechy, is it ok to do this in small cups, like a cup cake? Looks yumm..

  13. Hey Anju, thanks for stopping by...about your query, ya sure you can bake in cups, this cake is quite dense and not light and fluffy....drizzle with glaze and it sure will be a hit....BTW for cupcake baking, oven time is less...will be done in 20-25 min.

  14. Hi Nisa,
    Tried your cake yesterday - it came out really well- kids loved it.Made it without the glaze ( didn't have time as I made it at night after coming from work )- still delicious and very easy too!

  15. Hey, Beta, thank for coming back with the feedback..really appreciate glad that kids and u enjoyed the cake...

  16. very yummy cake pls give me some eazy cake recipy in presser cooker


Post a Comment

Thanks a lot for visiting my space. Your comments, suggestions, criticism and all opinions are very much appreciated. Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day.

Popular posts from this blog

Turmeric Tea Mix Recipe For Weight Loss - Homemade/DIY (Golden) Turmeric Tea Mix

turmeric tea mix - diy turmeric mix to make turmeric tea or golden milk. turmeric tea for weight loss, for a flat belly, stomach bloating, and for overall health. this homemade mix is an excellent fat burner and also will boost immunity. have this on empty stomach in the morning for best results. the active ingredient in turmeric known as curcumin has powerful anti inflammatory effects and is a strong anti oxidant. curcumin is not easily absorbed by the body and that is the reason inspite of us Indians having lots of turmeric in our diet, do not get its full benefits. black pepper is the one natural ingredient that helps the curcumin to be absorbed into the body by around 2000%, wow! So, do not skip black pepper when taking turmeric. All the ingredients I used in this homemade turmeric tea mix are locally acquired and organic. curcumin/turmeric is fat soluble so it is also a good option to have a warm cup after a heavy meal. studies shows that turmeric can prevent cancer, h

Thyroid Diet - Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie For Weight Loss With Poha/Aval

thyroid diet smoothie recipe , chocolate smoothie for breakfast with poha or aval is a filling and gluten free breakfast meal and perfect way to start your day. thyroid health is a concern these days and trying to include foods that are good for your thyroid heath is a great way to combat the disease naturally. thyroid and weight loss is easy to manage if you include certain foods in your diet which will not only help to reduce weight, bloating and fatigue but will give you more energy and a glowing and radiant skin. my favourite thyroid food is cacao, if you ask me its the best thing in the world. Cacao nibs are rich in iron , magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, and vitamin C and that means it is great for your thyroid health. Be sure to choose raw cacao powder.  The best thing about cacao is that it increased brain function, metabolism, and prevents and treats depression...yes, cacao makes you happy! it certainly does make me!! Banana is one healthy natural plant based fo

Caramel Pudding Recipe - Caramel Custard Recipe

Caramel pudding recipe;  a delicious traditional dessert with creamy caramel over silky custard. Caramel custard is my favorite pudding. All through my childhood, amma makes caramel pudding as a Sunday special.....achachen (my dad) love only this pudding...... 42 years of serving caramel pudding to him has made amma, a sort of an authority on caramel pudding recipe! Ah yes, like always this is amma's recipe. It is her signature, no-fail recipe. of caramel custard. Okay lets talk about this pudding!!  I used 4 eggs because amma said so  eggs are the show stopper here :) is needed to make the pudding silky-satin, and stand tall....and yes it will not you may wonder....won't this be eggy!!smelly!! I promise it won't....there wouldn't be too much eggy flavor! caramel flavor can do wonders!! Believe me!! I am using my steamer or appachembu as it is known locally to cook the pudding. While the pudding is steaming, it is import