Orange Butter Cake

A simple fragrant, light, soft and moist orange cake that is well loved by many. This recipe doesn’t require you to separate the egg yolk from the egg white. An easy cake to bake, especially for beginners.

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Orange Butter Cake
Course: Cakes
Cuisine: Western
Keyword: Orange Butter Cake
Author: Shiokman Eddie
  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 170 g fine sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Grated orange zest of 2 oranges
  • 120 ml orange juice freshly squeezed
  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a mixing bowl
  2. Add 1 large egg at a time and beat well.
  3. Sieve self-raising flour, baking powder and salt together in a separate bowl
  4. Add sieved flour mixture one spoon at a time into butter mixture and beat well
  5. Add vanilla extract
  6. Grate orange zest and add to the batter
  7. Add freshly squeezed orange juice
  8. Line an 8 inch square baking tin with parchment paper and lightly grease the sides..
  9. Pour batter into the baking tin.
  10. Knock the baking tin on a hard surface to remove trapped air in the batter.
  11. Bake in preheated oven at 170C for about 40 mins till golden brown. Lower temp to 150 C for the last 20 mins. Watch cake closely for the last 20 mins to prevent over baking.
  12. Cake is done when a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean
  13. Let cake cool down for 10 mins before removing it from baking tin
Recipe Notes
  1. If you use salted butter, there is no need to add salt.
  2. Cover the top of the cake with aluminium foil or baking paper if it gets too brown.


  • Can I use castor sugar and the same amount as yr recipe?

      • Can I use cake flour instead of self raising flour?

        • Yes and add 2 tsp baking powder

  • Can I reduce the sugar? How much can I reduce without affecting the texture of the cake?

    • Yes you can reduce the sugar about half the amount.

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