Orange & rosemary drizzle cake
- Preparation and cooking time
- Cuts into 10 slices
A zesty, herby cake with flavours of orange and rosemary - bake one in time for tea!
For the cake
For the buttercream filling
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Butter two 20cm sandwich tins and line with non-stick baking paper. In a large bowl, beat all the cake ingredients together until you have a smooth, soft batter.
- STEP 2
Divide the mixture between the tins, smooth the surface with a spatula or the back of a spoon, then bake for about 20 mins until golden and the cake springs back when pressed. Turn onto a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.
- STEP 3
To make the buttercream filling, beat the butter until smooth and creamy, then gradually beat in icing sugar. Peel and cut out segments of an orange with a knife, then set aside for the decoration. Squeeze the juice from what’s left and add to the butter cream.
- STEP 4
Bring the juice of another orange, the caster sugar and the sprigs of rosemary to the boil in a small saucepan. Strain the syrup over the tops of the warm sponges – reserving the rosemary, cool, then sandwich together with the buttercream.
- STEP 5
Decorate the cake with the orange segments and candied rosemary. Keep in an airtight container and eat within 2 days.