Easy Fresh Orange Cake Recipe

easy orange cake recipe

Chocolate cakes are definitely a crowd pleaser and a go to for any birthday party. At a friend birthday dinner, there was a request for something different and here is the recipe of a wonderfully fresh, tangy and delicious orange cake. Do try and share your feedback.

Easy Fresh Orange Cake Recipe

For the cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
1/2 cup milk or orange yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1 orange sections, all skin removed

Orange Glaze

1/2 cup of orange juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp marmalade

To make orange glaze: Combine 1/2 cup orange juice with 1/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Heat and stir to dissolve sugar. Spoon glaze over hot cake. Let stand in pan for 10 minutes before removing cake from pan.

Orange Butter Frosting (optional)

6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated orange zest

To make Orange Butter Frosting: Cream butter until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Beat in 2 tablespoons orange juice to bring to spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla and 1 teaspoon orange zest.

  1. Method
    Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Grease and flour bundt pan.
  2. In a food processor combine milk, 1/2 cup orange juice, orange sections, oil, beaten eggs, and 1 1/2 teaspoon orange zest. Blend for 1 minute.
  3. Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl. Mix in sugar.
  4. Add the dry mixture from step 3 into the blender slowly with the blender switched on. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. In the meantime prepare the orange glaze.
  8. Remove the cake on a serving tray, and poke holes in the hot cake. Pour over the glaze and allow it to be absorbed.
  9. Allow to cool and refrigerate.
  10. Serve with dollops of cold frosting.