Orange Drizzle Cakes

Since having a delicious slice of lemon drizzle cake at M&S recently I have been promising to make a drizzle cake at home. I didn't have any lemons in the house but I did have a lonely orange in the fruit bowl just waiting to be used for orange drizzle cake.

The thing I love most about drizzle cakes is the sweet sugary crunch you get when you into the cake, yum! Instead of a large drizzle cake I decided to make fairy cakes instead.

Orange drizzle cakes recipe

220g butter
220g caster sugar
220g self raising flour
4 eggs
Grated zest of 1 orange 

Juice of 1 orange
Icing sugar


Preheat the oven to 180°. Cream together the butter and the sugar, add the flour and eggs and combine. Stir in the orange zest. Spoon into cake cases and bake for around 18-20 minutes until golden on top. 
While cooking mix the orange juice and icing sugar to make the drizzle, simply combine the two until you have a nice sweet orangey tasting runny icing. Pierce the warm cakes with several small holes (I used a fork) and spoon the drizzle over making sure it goes into the holes. Leave the drizzle to harden to get that crunch and eat!

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