Orange Drizzle Loaf

Prep Time:

55 Minutes

Cook Time:

25 Minutes


5 Servings



About the Recipe

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  • 160g unsalted butter, softened

  • 160g granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 oranges

  • 160g self-raising flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon milk (optional)

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons icing sugar


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 170 C / Gas 3 and line your tin. Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.

Step 2

Whisk the 2 eggs and vanilla in a separate bowl, then gradually beat into the butter mixture.

Step 3

Add the zest of 2 oranges, plus the juice of half of an orange and mix thoroughly.

Step 4

Sieve in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon then fold in with a metal spoon. The mixture should be quite sloppy; if it is quite stiff then add a splash of milk. Pour entire mixture into lined 450g loaf tin.

Step 5

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until your loaf has risen and is golden brown on the top.

Step 6

Prepare the drizzle topping: combine the juice of your remaining orange half with your icing sugar  and a little extra orange zest.

Step 7

When you take your loaf out of the oven, leave in the tin to cool slightly for 10 minutes before pricking the top with a fork and then pouring over your drizzle mixture so that it soaks into the sponge. Enjoy!