Orange Drizzle Loaf

With Valentines day a mere 24 hours away, I’m feeling the love in the air and the romance in the water. This year I decided to join in on Food Blogger Love and share a little bit of loveliness for my fellow online foodies.  My chosen Valentine is Kelly Lynn from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets & Treats. Happy chocolates and flowers day Kelly!  Kelly’s blog is jammed full of tasty treats and I just loved drooling over her recipes.  For the purpose of Food Blogger Love I thought I’d whip up my take on her delicious looking Orange Loaf Cake.  My orange drizzle loaf is a bit different from Kelly’s version, hers is a traditional pound cake smothered in yummy frosting where mine is a fluffy loaf soaked in an orange syrup. I think between us we’ve got everyones preferences covered.

Super zesty orange drizzle loaf, perfect with a cup of tea and a good book.

I have to admit, I’m super jealous of Kelly’s orange tree, imagine having a bounty of fresh fruit right in your own back yard! I’ll have to make do with my local green grocer, oh well.

Super zesty orange drizzle loaf, perfect with a cup of tea and a good book.

Drizzle cake is my absolute favourite cake in the world. Normally you attribute this style of loaf with lemon but it lends itself perfectly to any citrus fruit. I’ve had excellent results from lime and even grapefruit.  There’s nothing like breaking through that sugary crust and letting the zingy citrus sponge melt on your tongue.

Super zesty orange drizzle loaf, perfect with a cup of tea and a good book.

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orange drizzle cake

Orange Drizzle Loaf


  • Author: Katie Deacon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Cakes
  • Cuisine: Baking

Description

Drizzle cake is my absolute favourite cake in the world. Normally you attribute this style of loaf with lemon but it lends itself perfectly to any citrus fruit.


Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 250g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 250g caster sugar
  • large eggs
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 2tbsp orange zest from 2 oranges

For the drizzle:

  • juice from 2 oranges 
  • 250g caster sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 170C and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer mix all of the cake ingredients together untill fully combined.
  3. Pour batter into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 45-55 minutes until risen and springy to the touch. Allow to cool while you make the drizzle.
  4. Stir together the sugar and orange juice, once combined pour over the loaf and leave to cool in the tin for 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Once cool, use a sharp knife to release the edged of the cake from the tin and remove. Slice and enjoy.

Notes

You can use any citrus fruit in place of the orange. Lime, lemon or a mix of all three work perfectly.

Keywords: Orange, Drizzle, Cake, Loaf, Baking

Super zesty orange drizzle loaf, perfect with a cup of tea and a good book.

 

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17 Comments

  1. Cat Hooper
    February 13, 2017 / 8:24 am

    This looks lush and a million miles from the fairy cakes I made with the girls yesterday (they tasted nice but looked awful lol!)

  2. Luisa O'Donnell
    February 13, 2017 / 8:35 am

    I've never tried making an orange drizzle cake but can't wait to try your recipe, thanks for sharing x

  3. Rhiannon Howard
    February 13, 2017 / 8:43 am

    This looks soo good!

  4. Samantha Rickelton
    February 13, 2017 / 10:55 am

    Lemon drizzle is my absolute favourite cake too (and I make a mean one if I say so myself). I haven't tried it with orange so thanks for the idea 😀

  5. June
    February 13, 2017 / 11:58 am

    I enjoy making laemon drizzle cake so think I'll give this a go, it sounds really moist and tasty 🙂

  6. Sima Sthanakiya
    February 13, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    I love a lemon drizzle cake and an orange drizzle sounds equally yummy! Looks great!

  7. Melody Shingler
    February 13, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    argh! I sure could use a thick slice of that with my coffee right about now! I love it's fresh orange color.

  8. Rachael Cargin
    February 13, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    That looks amazing :)Rachael xx.theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

  9. Prerna Garg
    February 13, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Oh my God, I am drooling over your cake. It looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.www.prernashighonchai.com

  10. Analesha L
    February 13, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    Holey heck this looks delicious. I'll have to try it!

  11. Wendy Klik
    February 14, 2017 / 1:23 am

    I much prefer orange over lemon…this cake sounds amazing.

  12. Karen Kerr
    February 14, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    That is such a beautiful cake! Love the flavors AND the photos. Stunning.

  13. Saranda Walgaard
    February 15, 2017 / 8:07 am

    This looks so delicious, would love to make it but I have issues with my oven unfortunately!

  14. Oindrila Sengupta
    February 15, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    Such a delicious variation of cake. My mouth is literally watering right now. 😍

  15. Pavani N
    February 15, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    That cake looks absolutely stunning. Yummy yumm!!

  16. The Wandering Pit
    February 17, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Looks delish! Love lemon drizzle cake/loaf so I´m sure that I´ll love this version!!

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