Big Cakes: Orange Drizzle Cake

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

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Bake and Decorate

Bake and Decorate

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About

This is a very versatile recipe; try it with lemon zest and juice, too. It makes a firmer cake than the Very Lemony Crunch Cake, so is an excellent base for decorating.

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 250 g unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the tin
  • 250 g golden caster sugar

Method

Preheat the oven to 170°C/fan 160°C/340°F/gas mark 3½.

Butter a 20cm diameter, 7.5cm deep, round tin, then line the base with baking parchment.

Cream the butter, sugar and zest until very pale, light and fluffy (it will take at least 5 minutes in an elect