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Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream one pot orange cake by Juliet Sear

Using the Rodda’s clotted cream pot for measuring so no need for scales or any special equipment.

ingredients 9 ingredients
Prep 20 mins Cooking 35-40 mins
user icon Serves 6-8 people
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  • For the cake:
  • 227g pot of Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream
  • Golden caster sugar (the pot is filled to the same line as the clotted cream and weighs aprpox. 200-210g once poured in the pot)
  • 4 medium free-range eggs
  • Approx. 220g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Zest and juice of one large orange or blood orange
  • A few edible flowers or fresh zest to decorate
  • For the drizzle:
  • 150g icing sugar
  • Orange juice for light drizzle. Double this amount for full/ heavy drizzle


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C fan 
  2. Spoon the Rodda’s clotted cream out of the pot into a large bowl. 
  3. Fill the pot with the sugar to where the clotted cream level was (just below the ridge, this will be around 200-210g) and pop this in the bowl with the clotted cream. Beat with a wooden spoon until creamy and smooth. 
  4. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time until incorporated. 
  5. Place the flour in the Rodda’s pot, tap the pot on the surface to settle so you can get it completely full with flour, banging the pot on the surface allows you to get rid of the air and get the right amount of flour you need for the cake (approx. 200-210g). Put the flour in a sieve with 1 tsp baking powder and ¼ tsp sea salt, sift into the bowl. 
  6.  Add the orange zest and fold through until you have a smooth batter.  
  7.  Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 mins until the cake is risen, golden and shrinking away from the edge a little and a skewer or cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean and free of mixture. 
  8.  Leave to cool in the tin (8′ round) for 10 mins then turn out onto a wire rack and remove the paper.  
  9.  Once cool, make up the icing by mixing in the orange juice, stirring to remove any lumps. You might not need all the juice just squeeze in 1 tbsp at a time as you don’t want it to go too runny. Decorate with some lovely edible flowers and serve with a spoonful of wonderful Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream.  
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Comments (3)

Nicolas De Battista says: 11 Mar 2024 at 1:29 pm

Hi Sarah, use a 8’ round tin, greased, base and side lined

Sarah says: 10 Mar 2024 at 10:36 am

Looks delicious! What size and type of cake tim do you use?

Mary Matthews says: 09 Mar 2024 at 3:11 pm

Hi what size cake tin did you use? Can I substitute lemon for orange??🤔

Rosie Hunt says: 06 Mar 2024 at 7:21 pm

Sounds lovely, but please give the size of tin to use

Jo says: 04 Mar 2024 at 9:17 pm

What size tin do you suggest please?

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