Zesty Orange Cakes

This an easy and quick recipe for some orange cakes, I like to say I’m a seasonal eater; in the winter it’s stews and soups, comforting foods and in the summer I eat lots of salads and zesty, fresh flavours. Orange is definitely up there for summer foods I enjoy and I usually have a lot hanging around the kitchen so this is a great recipe for using them up.



  • 150g butter
  • 50g coconut sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g gluten free self-raising flour, sifted
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • Juice of 1 orange


1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, maple syrup and butter using a hand-held electric whisk.

3. Slowly beat in the eggs, and then add the vanilla, spices, zest, juice and finally the flour, a little at a time.

4. Fill paper cupcake cases halfway with the cake mixture, and place a slice of orange on top (optional).

5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cakes comes out clean.




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