Orange Walnut bar cake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by dale7793

A delicious fresh and light tasting cake with a wonderful orange butter frosting. Perfect for morning or afternoon tea.

Top Review by Charishma_Ramchanda

In one word, this is "Delicious"! I've made it before as well and I still remember how pretty it looked when ready(after icing). It was over in minutes of going on the table:) You can also try this using all-purpose flour(instead of self raising), 1 1/2 tsps. baking powder and 1/4 tsp. baking soda. For the glaze, if you want to keep it lighter and simpler, use 1/4 cup fresh orange juice and 1/4 cup sugar. Combine the glaze ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes until a light syrup forms. This recipe is worth DOUBLING! ;-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Grease a loaf or square cake tin well with some butter and line the base with baking paper.
  3. Cream the butter, sugar and grated rinds until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat in well.
  5. Fold through the sifted flour.
  6. Stir in the walnuts, followed by the orange juice and then the milk.
  7. Pour into the prepared tin and sprinkle with the 2 teaspoons sugar.
  8. Bake for about 50 minutes.
  9. Stand for a few minutes then cool on a wire rack.
  10. To make the frosting, cream the butter in a small mixing bowl until light.
  11. Beat in the icing sugar.
  12. Add the rind and juice then beat at high speed with electric mixer for a few minutes until frosting is stiff enough to shape easily but not too stiff to spread.
  13. If it's too thin add more sifted icing sugar.
  14. If too thick add some more juice or water.
  15. When the cake has cooled frost with the prepared frosting.

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