Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Orange Butter Cake

About a week ago the father of one of the ladies I work with passed away.  Today she is coming back to work so in an effort to make her feel loved to show her that we were thinking of her I decided to make her a cake.  I wasn't really sure if it was appropriate but it is the best way I  could think of to show her I was thinking of her.  I made Orange Butter Cake and it smells delicious.  Hopefully it tastes just as delicious.

Orange Butter Cake

Orange Butter Cake from Australian Women's Weekly Bake

150g butter softened
1 tbs grated orange rind
2/3 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup icing sugar
1 1/2 tbs orange juice

Preheat oven to 180*C/160*C fan forced.  Grease a deep 20cm round cake pan.

Beat butter, caster sugar, rind, eggs, flour and milk in medium bowl at low speed until combined.  Increase speed to medium and beat for 3 minutes or unti mixture is smooth and changed to a paler colour.  Spread mixture in pan.

Bake cake for about 40 minutes.  Stand cake in pan for 5 minutes before turning onto rack to cool.

Combine sifted icing sugar and orange juice in small bowl and spread over cooled cake.

Enjoy with a cup of tea and some good company!


  1. how thoughtful are you!? cakes are always appreciated and i'm sure you will make her smile. that cake looks divine!

  2. Kat, this is so very sweet of you. Very thoughtful. I know if I was feeling down, any form of love helps. Love with sugar? That's just genius.

  3. Thats such a gorgeous idea :) I hope she likes it, It would sure make me feel loved and comforted to think that someone was thinking of me! Plus, i just adore orange cake :D
    You're such a lovely person, Kat!

  4. What a beautiful, thoughtful idea. I'm sure she really appreciated it.

  5. You are such a kind friend Kat. I am sure it will be most appreciated. I think home baked food spells love.

  6. This looks so delicious!! I love citrus desserts.


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