Friday, 6 January 2017


3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
227 grams butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk*
1 teaspoon vanilla
finely grated rind 2 oranges

Preheat oven to 180 c. line bottom and grease sides of 30 x 24 cm baking tin.

sift flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt together. put aside.

using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar.

beat in eggs, orange rind and vanilla.

beat in 1/2 the flour then 1/2 the buttermilk then the rest of the flour then the
rest of the buttermilk.

pour into tin and cook 45 - 50 minutes until golden on top and a skewer comes out clean.

cool in tin for 10 minutes then remove to wire tray.  cool completely.



4 cups icing sugar
2 tablespoons butter
orange juice
1 drop red gel food colour, optional
3 drops yellow gel food colour, optional

mix the icing sugar and butter together with enough orange juice to
make a spreadable paste. add colour if desired.

spread over cold cake.

*make your own buttermilk by putting 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in
a measuring jug and making up to 1 cup with milk.

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