Easy one bowl Orange Cake

This is a really easy recipe when you get that impromptu visitor call. 

Pop all the ingredients in a bowl and mix away.

Easy one bowl Orange Cake
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Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 20cm cake serves 10
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 150g sugar
  • zest of an orange
  • 3 eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 30ml milk, room temperature
  • 30ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  1. preheat oven to 180C/160C fan
  2. grease and line a 20 cm round cake tin or a loaf tin
  3. put all ingredients in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer for a minute or so until mixture is smooth
  4. pour into cake tin and bake for about 35min, test with skewer
  5. allow to cool in tin, ice when cool
to make icing

30g butter, softened, a couple of tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice, about 200g icing sugar, maybe more
beat with an electric mixture a few minutes until light and fluffy, add more
icing sugar if too runny,or if you like runny leave it as is, spread over cake and enjoy

Go on, you know you want to make it, smells delicious aswell.

Enjoy ♥

  • Perfect – this is my kind of cake! Pinned!!

  • Mmm, thanks for sharing!

  • Love a good orange cake! I go the super-lazy route and do mine in the food processor with a whole orange.

  • Yum Cathie! I love orange cake!!!

  • Amy

    Oh, you are right I do want to make it! And I have all the ingredients. It must be fate 😛

  • Thanks for another lovely recipe. I think this one is being made this weekend!

  • I love orange cake – but the one I normally make is more complicated so thanks for sharing this quicker version. Looks yum!

  • Done! I'm making this tonight…


  • perfection for a hot summers day xxx

  • ah this might a good start for my baking career 🙂

  • Yum yum! It does look easy 🙂

  • Cathie, not only does look easy, it looks delicious!! I need to have some of these one bowl recipes on hand in case I need to whip something up in a flash! I hope your well! happy 2012 too xx

  • YUM! xo

  • this is perfect because i often think: "I should bake something, but I don't have the time/energy/enthusiasm" – thank you sweet Cathie! x

  • This is my kind of baking 🙂
    Thanks Cathie.

  • This is my kind of baking 🙂
    Thanks Cathie.

  • Oh you know me so well, yes I do, I do want to make it. Now, off to get some oranges and my little chef friend to help!

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Kat

    ooh yummy! We have a birthday at work on Tuesday and I might have to make this.

  • I would love to bottle you up and put you in my kitchen! I wish I baked like you…. such a special mumma to have xx

  • I love a good "one bowl" recipe! Thanks for sharing this delicious cake with us. Hope all is well Cathie!

  • Yum!I keep meaning to try a flour less orange one but have not yet 🙂

  • this looks de-lish! hope i can find some time to make it soon!
    see you wednesday!?!

  • Oh delicious, I'm going to make this a weekend project, I am, I am!

  • Sounds lovely and light this one ;-)) After all the chocolate of xmas. Might give it a go ;-)) dee xx

  • You had me at 'one bowl' looks delicious, love Posie

  • Ooh, I'm bookmarking this one, Cathie – it looks scrummy! Thanks so much for your generous sharing, as always. J x

  • I do love trying a new cake recipe, especially one of your tasty ones:) This is on my list of things to make now for school lunches. Thank you for another yummy recipe sweet. xx

  • Perfect! This sounds absolutely delightful! And I will just have to put a pot of tea on while it bakes!!!
    Have a wonderful day,

  • Carmen

    Thank you for such a lovely recipe…made it last night….easy peasy. Now I'm thinking that maybe it could have some variations, such as caramel cake, chocolate cake, lemon poppy seed cake, coconut cake.

  • Rie

    …it's in the oven!!

  • Hi Cathie, this recipe looks really easy,I love how you can throw it all into one bowl.I'm definitely going to try this cake!

    Nicky Singh

  • I love orange cake and this looks so easy – will definitely make it- thank you for the recipe.

  • Making this one tomorrow my friend love your recipes. I have missed your posts so happy to catch up again. hope you have a lovely day xo

    Always Wendy

  • This is looking very yummy today…thinking it may be on the weekend menu. Love to you dear one. xoxoxo

  • Citrus and cake are a match made in heaven in my book! Definitely making this over the weekend 🙂

  • so yummy!!
    hello my friend.

  • YUM!

  • I found this recipe while searching for an easy cake to make quickly. It's in the oven now and smells amazing! It was really easy. I didn't have a zester but I used a serrated knife instead.

    I thought I'd post the measurements for my fellow metrically challenged Americans 🙂 150 grams of sugar is 2/3 of a cup and 225 g flour is 1 and a 1/2 cups plus 2 tsp of flour. 30 ml is a little over one ounce 🙂