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Easy Orange Butter Cake

A simple recipe which calls for only 5 ingredients. Buttery, orangy, moist. Delicious.
Edit: The temperature used to bake this cake in my oven is 160C. Your oven may need a higher temperature of 170C or 180C. As every oven is different do adjust accordingly.


  • 250 g butter, softened and brought to room temperature
  • 280 g sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 225 g self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp orange rind grate about 3 oranges. Extra rind can be used to deco the cake
  • 180 ml orange juice Juice about 4 oranges. Extra juice - just drink.


  • Pre-heat oven to 160C. <Your oven may need a higher temperature of 170C or 180C - do adjust accordingly. >
  • Use a mixer to cream butter, sugar and orange rind. Remember the butter should be at room temperature.
  • Add in eggs one by one and continue to mix.
  • Add in sifted flour and orange juice. Continue to mix until well combined.
  • Pour into cake pan and bake for 50mins - 1 hr 10 mins. I bake mine for 50 mins.


My top tips:
Remove butter and eggs from fridge 20mins prior to baking.
Every oven is different. Timings and temperature may differ with yours. 
Dust top with icing sugar and deco with extra rind. Take photo. Post on Insta. Remove rind and slice into pieces:)