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Orange cake recipes

42 Recipes

Love citrus? Then bake one of our beautiful orange cakes. We have orange drizzle sponges, chocolate orange bakes, a giant jaffa cake and more.

Mary Berry’s orange layer cake


(38 ratings)

The queen of baking, Mary Berry, creates a light and fruity citrus sponge with buttery frosting and a sugar glaze
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Orange polenta cake


(83 ratings)

Give your dessert an Italian flavour with this moist and fruity polenta cake
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Sticky citrus sponge cake


(27 ratings)

A great dessert to feed a crowd at the end of a Sunday lunch - it's like a baked version of a steamed syrup sponge
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Dark chocolate & orange cake


(79 ratings)

A dense, dark and devilishly delicious cake, this will be gone before you know it
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Rhubarb & orange cake


(27 ratings)

Make the most of seasonal fruit in this rustic bake with almond topping - serve it warm from the oven, as a pudding, or with afternoon tea
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate orange marble cake


(23 ratings)

For a deliciously nostalgic cake, combine a classic flavour combination of orange and chocolate in this retro two-tone bake
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Orange drizzle cake


(4 ratings)

We don't need a reason to whip up this zingy Victoria sponge, it's perfect for any and every occasion
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Gooseberry & orange drizzle cake


(15 ratings)

Use up a garden glut in this simple and fruity adaptation of a classic - serve with custard for a winning pudding
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Giant jaffa orange cake


(18 ratings)

Give the classic flavour combo of chocolate orange even more wow factor in this cake with zingy jelly and luxurious chocolate ganache
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Leftover veg & orange cake


(12 ratings)

A novel way to use up root vegetables is to bake up a sweet, moist sponge with citrus flavours
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Orange & saffron syrup cake


(2 ratings)

The citrus syrup makes for a wonderfully moist cake - great for afternoon tea or a dinner-party dessert
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Orange berry wedding cake


(9 ratings)

A stunning cake that will impress everyone at your wedding. With a little practice this deliciously moist cake can easily be perfect. Don't be shy
  • 6 hours
  • A challenge

Orange & apricot loaf cake


(7 ratings)

A classic fruit sponge cake with apricots and citrus shared by reader Ann Turner - it's perfect with a cup of tea
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Moroccan orange & cardamom cake


(8 ratings)

Replace sugar with xylitol and swap butter and oil for a puréed whole orange in this light and zesty cake, with ground almonds and polenta
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort

Blood orange crêpe cake


(0 ratings)

Blood oranges come into season during the winter months, treat yourself to citrussy orange pancakes, layered with orange custard and topped with the caramelised fruit
  • 3 hours
  • More effort

Orange & coriander drizzle cake


(7 ratings)

This fruity bake has a whole orange whizzed up and added to the batter for a zesty teatime treat
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy