Citrus Bundt Cake

Bursting with citrusy goodness, this cake is flawless thanks to Royal Baking Powder!

Recipe by: Thando Manyoni
Serves: 8-10
Time: 1 hour


  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Royal Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 225g butter
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup amasi
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 ¼ cup icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • To decorate;
  • Candied orange slices
  • Icing sugar, to dust (optional)

How To Make 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and prepare a bundt baking tin with baking spray or butter.
  2. Sieve the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and mixed spice into a large bowl. Set aside
  3. In a separate large bowl, beat the butter using an electric whisk until smooth and creamy, about a minute.
  4. Add the sugar and cream together until light and fluffy. Scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Beat in the orange zest and juice.
  6. Add the dry ingredients and buttermilk gradually, alternating between the two. Careful not to overmix
  7. Pour the batter into the baking tin and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the pan and allow to cool in the tin.
  9. In the meantime, make the glaze by whisking all the ingredients together.
  10. Add more liquid depending on your preferred consistency.
  11. Turn the cake onto a place or cake stand. Drizzle over the glaze and finish off with candied or fresh citrus.

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