Celebrating Spring with Orange Blossom Cakes

Spring is upon us! Isn’t it wonderful waking to the sound of birds singing and feel a warmer breeze through the windows. The longer days and light blue skies – just perfect. Spring is absolutely my favourite season with the primroses flowering and the blossoms appearing on the trees. One of my favourite recipes I make with my girls for spring are these little orange blossom cakes. They are so light and moist. It’s a perfect bake to make this Sunday to celebrate the beginning of spring and how pretty do they look with their floral toppings?


  • 250 grams self-raising flour
  • 250 grams unsalted organic soft butter
  • 175 grams caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons orange blossom water


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C.
  2. In a bowl mix the soft butter and sugar until the mixture is creamy and pale.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla essence.
  4. Add the flour gradually mixing well before adding more. Mix in the baking powder.
  5. Carefully add the orange blossom water.
  6. Pour the mixture into a greased mould or use a selection of different sized pretty cupcake holders.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes until the top is golden.
  8. Leave to cool on a wired rack and then sprinkle with icing sugar. Decorate with a selection of edible spring flowers from the garden.

Vanessa xx

P.S. For gorgeous cupcake kits and cake toppers do have a look at Meri Meri in our boutiques. They have such pretty ideas and their kits make perfect gifts.


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