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Orange Loaf Cake




  • 2 cup plain flour (300g)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup olive oil (200g)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (100ml)
  • 1 cup sugar (200g)
  • 3 eggs
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract



  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • Zest of 1/2 orange
  • 2 tbsp of orange juice (depends on how thick you want the glazing to be)


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C
  2. In a bowl mix together the plain flour, baking powder and salt
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the olive oil, orange juice sugar, egg, vanilla extract and orange zest until it’s well combined
  4. Combine the dry and wet mixture together until you get a smooth batter (try not to over mix or the 
  5. Pour the batter into a greased 8”x4” loaf pan 
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 1hour – 1 hour 10 minutes. Insert a toothpick at the end to see if the batter is cooked and dried
  7. Make the glaze by mixing the icing sugar, orange zest and orange juice together. Add in more / less orange juice depending on how thick you want the glazing to be
  8. Optional: decorate with some dried orange slices and rose petals