Whole Orange Cake with Lemon Drizzle Icing

Whole Orange Cake with Lemon Drizzle Icing


Servings 8
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 11
Difficulty Easy

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4.0 based on 57 ratings.


  • For Cake
  • 1 Orange
  • 180 g Butter Melted
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1.5 cups Self Raising Flour
  • For Lemon Drizzle
  • 2 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Icing Sugar (Sifted)

Nutrition Information

Qty per
85g serve
Qty per
Energy 402cal 473cal
Protein 3.19g 3.76g
Fat (total) 22g 26g
 - saturated 12.1g 14.3g
Carbohydrate 23g 27g
 - sugars 19g 22.4g
Dietary Fibre 1.37g 1.61g
Sodium 51mg 60mg

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Whole Orange Cake with Lemon Drizzle Icing

Whole Orange Cake with Lemon Drizzle Icing is a delectable cake recipe that uses the entire orange (skin and all) for a truly rich orange cake! Perfect for serving with double cream.  Because if you’re going to be bad, you may as well be really really bad!

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  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

  2. Heat a saucepan full of water until boiling point.  Add the orange (do not cut) and place the lid on the saucepan.  Cook for one hour, then drain.

  3. Place the orange in a food processor, and process the orange until pureed.

  4. Fold in all the other ingredients.

  5. Pour mixture into a well grease round cake tin and bake for 40 minutes.

  6. While the cake is in the oven, make the lemon drizzle by stirring together the butter, lemon zest and icing sugar in a bowl until combined. Add the lemon juice and continue stirring until you have a smooth, liquid glaze that can be easily drizzled. Add more lemon juice if needed.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Whole Orange Cake can be made gluten free by substituting the self raising flour with one cup of almond meal, and 1/2 cup of gluten free self raising flour and a teaspoon of baking powder.
  • Whole Orange Cake is best eaten fresh on the day it is made.  Not suitable for freezing.
  • To save cooking time and for ease, cut the orange into quarters, cover with cling wrap and microwave for 4 minutes. (Thanks for the suggestion Olannah Davis!)
  • You can use mandarins in this recipe instead of oranges!
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