Easy vanilla cake with an orange glacé

Preparation Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

20 minutes





Get addicted to this soft and moist vanilla cake with a tempting orange aroma. This simple cake recipe will be your go-to option when the kids nag you for a quick dessert. This citrusy treat is given a finishing touch with a delicious orange glacé.


125 gm flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp salt (if unsalted butter is used)

125 gm granulated sugar

125 gm butter (add salt if it is unsalted butter)

3 eggs

2 tbsp milk (add more, if needed to get the desired drop in consistency)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tsp orange rind (optional)

115 gm confectioner's sugar

2 tbsp orange juice


Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius

Sieve baking powder, flour, salt (if using) and keep aside

In a large bowl beat the butter, sugar, and eggs - one at a time

Add vanilla extract

Scrape the bowl with a spatula intermittently

Add flour and milk alternatively, ending with the flour ideally

Pour batter into a prepared (greased and dusted with flour) 8 inch cake tin

Bake for 20 mins or until the tooth pick inserted comes clean

Allow it to cool down

Meanwhile, sieve the confectioner's sugar and add orange juice

Mix well until it is smooth and free of lumps

Pour over the cooled cake

Garnish with chocolate chips and orange segments before serving

(The author is a blogger at www.sakethebake.com)

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