Simple Glazed Orange Cake is a fast and easy moist cake made with fresh oranges. This simple bundt cake is the perfect breakfast, snack or even dessert cake.
When it comes to fruit, winter fruit is my favourite so naturally I couldn’t resist making a delicious moist Orange Cake Recipe.
I actually made two different types of glazes for it, one a powdered sugar glaze and another one was a stove top glaze, but both were made with fresh orange juice.
We like them both but I think our favourite it the powdered sugar glaze.
This is one of those cakes that is so good you start eating it in the morning for breakfast with a cup of coffee, and then in the afternoon with a cup tea and eh why not a slice for dessert after dinner!
What’s so great about this Orange Bundt Cake is you don’t even have to bring out the beaters! Just mix with a fork.
How to make this Simple Glazed Orange Cake.
- Whisk the dry ingredients together.
- Beat with a fork or whisk the eggs and milk.
- Mix together just until combined the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients.
- Pour into the bundt pan or cake pan and bake for about 40 minutes.
- Let cool and then top with a simple powdered sugar glaze or a syrupy glaze.
Since living in Italy I noticed, that when they make a cake everything is mixed with a fork or a wooden spoon, spatulas have just become popular in the last couple of years.
My mother-in-law used to use a spoon to get all the batter out of her bowls, I used to find that fascinating, especially since she would get every drop.
Last Sunday my mother-in-law’s brother and his family came for a visit and I decided to bring this Orange Cake to serve with coffee after lunch.
My husband who had been talking to someone outside, came into the kitchen to have his coffee and have a slice of Orange Cake, which he was lucky to get since not much remained of this cake!
So good I hope you like it, let me know what you think. Enjoy! Happy Sunday.
Simple Glazed Orange Cake
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup butter
- zest one orange
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cups milk
- 3/4 cup powdered / Icing sugar
- juice half an orange
ORANGE SYRUP GLAZE
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- juice half an orange
- Pre-heat oven to 350°, grease and flour an 8 or 9 inch bundt pan.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar, add butter and cut in until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, then stir in the zest.
- In a medium bowl with a fork or whisk beat together the eggs and milk, then pour into the dry ingredients and stir together until just moist (do not over stir, about 18 stirs). (If you like more orange flavour add the juice of half an orange).
- Pour into prepared bundt pan and bake for approximately 40-60 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick. Let cool completely before adding the glaze. Enjoy!
- In a small bowl whisk together until smooth the icing sugar and juice. (If you like it thicker add more sugar).
ORANGE SYRUP GLAZE
- In a small pot add the orange juice and sugar, over medium heat stirring constantly bring to a boil until thickened. With a pastry brush, brush syrup over the top of the cake.
Sajjad Hussain says
very nice recipe i like it i tried your recipe
Hi Sajjad, thanks so much, so glad you enjoyed it. Happy New Year.
Great recipe!! I’ve never had an orange cake but my partner says this is an amazing recipe! I added 1/4 cup of oil to get that extra bit of moisture, but wow! I must admit this is a great recipe!!
Hi Jade, thanks so much, so glad you both enjoyed it. Take care.
Is there any way I could convert this recipe into a blueberry cake?
Hi Jade, if you like blueberry and lemon you could substitute the orange with lemon zest or just leave it out and then fold in 1/2 cup of blueberries, or you could check out this Blueberry cake.https://anitalianinmykitchen.com/easy-blueberry-cake-with-a-vanilla-glaze/ Hope this helps. Let me know.
I made this for an afternoon tea and it turned out beautifully – so delicious and such a fine crumb. My friend requested seconds, which is unusual. This is now my go-to coffee cake recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Karen, thanks so much, so glad you and your friend enjoyed it. Have a great week.
Just as you i really loooooove winterfruits, so orangecake’s one of my favorite cakes. I like them in al shapes and sizes, if there’s a lot of orange flavour! Now with your cake, with only the zest and juice of a half orange, i’m afraid the orange flavour ‘s not prominent enough in your cake. The only one who can tell me that is you. So, i hope you’ll tell me if it taste a lot like orange or just in the background of the ake/taste.
Thanks for reading my question. I hope to hear from you soon.
Hi Marja, actually the recipe calls for the zest of a whole orange. I found it the perfect taste of orange, although I don’t really like an overwhelming flavour, but I’m sure you could add more if you want and it would be fine. It’s a really good cake so maybe you could try it as is and if you want it stronger next time add more orange zest and juice. Hope that helps. Have a great weekend.