Easy Orange Syrup Cake

This easy orange cake is my go-to recipe for an impromptu afternoon tea. Easy and delicious!

Preparation time

  • Ingredients 8
  • Prep Time 00:15
  • Cook Time 00:50
  • Serves 16


  • 185 g butter melted
  • 1 orange large
  • 3 egg
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 8cm x22.5cm loaf pan saucepan electric mixer stick blender


  1. Boil the orange for 5 minutes and then puree the whole orange in a food processor. Cool slightly
  2. Add the butter, eggs, sugar and flour. Mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture into a greased and lined 18cm cake pan.
  4. Bake in a moderate oven for approx 50 minutes.
  5. Once cooked, take out of the oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Meanwhile combine the syrup ingredients. With a small skewer poke some holes in the top of the cake, turn it out and put on a rack with a plate underneath (to catch run-off). Slowly pour the syrup onto the cake. Once steeped in syrup, serve either warm or cooled, with or without cream.


Try choosing an orange with minimal pith.

Optional: If you would like to adjust the syrup, add a tbsp of Grand Marnier.

Source: bestrecipes.com.au