Saturday, 20 October 2012

Recipe : Orange & Poppy Seed Cake


I baked this recipe today from most of the ingredients I have in my cupboards! This zesty orange cake recipe has been created by the 2011 Great British Bake Off finalist Ruth Clemens to celebrate National Baking Week 2012 taken from the ocado website

Prepare Ahead

Preheat the oven to 160°C.


  1. 1 Grease and line a deep 8” cake tin.
  2. 2 Cream together the softened butter and caster sugar on a medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. 3 Add the orange zest and beat until evenly dispersed.
  4. 4 Add the eggs one by one following each with a spoonful of the flour. Mix until evenly combined.
  5. 5 Sift in the remaining flour and mix using the fold setting.
  6. 6 Finally add the milk, orange juice and poppy seeds and fold through until the cake mixture is an even consistency.
  7. 7 Fill the prepared tin with cake mixture and roughly level the top using the back of a spoon.
  8. 8 Bake in the oven for 1 hour 20 minutes until well risen and golden.
  9. 9 Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  10. 10 Mix together the icing sugar to a smooth glaze with the orange juice. Pour over the top of the cooled cake, leave to set for around 10 to 20 minutes and enjoy!


  • 250g butter, softened
  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 5 eggs, large
  • 180g plain flour
  • 60g self-raising flour
  • 50ml Just milk
  • 1 orange, the zest and juice of
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 100g icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsp orange juice

Total time required 1 hr 45 mins

  • Preparation time: 25 mins
  • Cooking time: 1 hr 20 mins
  • Other time: Plus cooling time.

1 comment:

Jo said...

It looks delicious. Thank you for putting a link to my giveaway on your blog. I finished the scarf and I'm really pleased with it. I did a post about it, but you'll need to scroll back a few posts to see it.