Orange drizzle cake

We don’t need a reason to whip up this zingy Victoria sponge, it’s perfect for any and every occasion

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:25 mins
    Ready in 40 minutes
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 548
  • fat 30g
  • saturates 18g
  • carbs 66g
  • sugars 45g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 7g
  • salt 0.95g


  • 200g soft butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • zest 2 orange
  • 100g rough white sugar cubes
  • zest 1 orange, plus 2 tbsp juice
  • 100ml crème fraîche
  • 6 tbsp orange curd


  1. Heat the oven, line the tins and make the sponge exactly as described in the 'Goes well with' recipe, simply adding the orange zest to the sponge mixture.

  2. For the drizzle, roughly crush the sugar cubes with orange juice until they absorb the juice and become slushy. For the filling, whip the crème fraîche until stiff. Spread over one of the sponges, then spread the other with orange curd and sandwich the two together. Spoon over the drizzle and serve.

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