Bloody orange drizzle cake

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Bloody orange drizzle cake
The simplest recipe for a Halloween bake-off!

90g unsalted butter, softened

90g sugar

90g flour

2 eggs

1 orange zest

1 tsp baking powder

For the topping

Juice of 1 orange

50g sugar

Red gel food colouring

Fake knife

Preheat oven to 175°C. Grease and line a loaf tin.

Put all the cake ingredients together into a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Pour into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

While the cake is baking, make the syrup. Mix the orange juice and sugar together.

When the cake is cooked, pierce all over the top with a fine skewer and pour the syrup over the top of the cake. Let cool then using a knife, create a fake wound in the middle of the cake. Add some red food colouring in the incision, letting it drizzle on the sides as if it was an open wound. Plant a fake knife in the cake. 


Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
45 minutes

Main ingredients
Fruit, Eggs, Sugar

Recipe Type
Party Food, Budget, Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Easy, Kids Food


Special Info
Nut free, Vegetarian

Level of Difficulty

If your cake makes a crack in the middle, you can use it as the wound and fill it with red food colouring.

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