I needed to make this as I had a few egg yolks left over after making a meringue. The orange extract is optional, but it makes a nice complement to the cake.
2 cups self raising flour, sifted
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp orange extract or vanilla extract
6oz icing sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp orange extract
Preheat oven to 175C/gas mark 4.
Cream the butter well, then slowly add the sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add the egg yolks, mixing well.
Add half the sifted flour and baking powder and half the milk, beat well then add the rest of the flour and milk and beat again.
When the batter is smooth add the extract and beat again.
Pour the batter into a greased loaf tin or a greased 8in square baking pan.
Bake for 50 – 60 minutes.
Once completely cooled, mix the extract and water with the icing sugar and pour over the cake.