. This easy snackable loaf cake, loaded with spicy citrus and topped with icing flecked with orange 

will add some cheer to any gloomy day and provide a commensurate dose of vitamin C.

The best way to extract the maximum amount of orange flavor is to manually rub the citrus oils 

, from the orange zest into the granulated sugar. This will enable the zest to more thoroughly penetrate and infuse into the cake  

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once it has been combined with the butter. Although it may seem like a pointless extra step,  

the extra flavor makes it worthwhile. Bonus: For the remainder of the day, your hands will smell orange. 

This cake takes a long time to bake, similar to other loaf cakes, and it usually browns around the edges before the middle is done