300 gm butter,soft
200 grams icing sugar
5 eggs beaten
300 grams plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
Grated zest of 1 orange
200 ml orange juice
2 tbsp sugar
How to make it
Heat oven to 180C. Butter and line a round 10 inch cake tin with baking parchment.
In a large bowl,beat butter until creamy.
Add sugar and beat until fluffy and light.
Beat in the eggs gradually adding a little of the flour to prevent it curdling.
Add orange zest and mix.
In another bowl,sift flour and baking powder.
Fold the flour into the creamed mix.
Spoon the mix into the prepared tin and bake for 25-30 minutes.
While the cake is baking, make the syrup by putting orange juice and sugar into a pan, bring them gently to the boil, stirring
until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer for 3 minutes.
Turn out the cake on rack to cool.
Pierce holes in the cake with a skewer while still slightly warm and pour
the syrup over it.
Leave to cool, spooning the syrup over the cake until it is soaked up.
You can mix some seived icing sugar and resh orane juice to make na icing and pour over the cake or leave plain,it’s delicious either way.