Orange Cake Recipe

This orange cake is light, fluffy, and bursting with citrus flavor. Perfect for any occasion, it’s sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it.

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 2 oranges)
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Orange Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • Zest of 1 orange (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Oven and Pan:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease and flour an 8-inch round cake pan or line it with parchment paper.
  1. Mix Dry Ingredients:
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  1. Cream Butter and Sugar:
  • In a large bowl, cream the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  1. Add Eggs and Orange Zest:
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next.
  • Add the orange zest and mix until combined.
  1. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk and orange juice. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  1. Bake the Cake:
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  1. Cool the Cake:
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Prepare the Orange Glaze:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of fresh orange juice until smooth and pourable. If desired, add the zest of 1 orange for extra flavor.
  1. Glaze the Cake:
  • Once the cake has cooled, drizzle the orange glaze over the top, allowing it to drip down the sides.
  1. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Slice the cake and serve. Enjoy the refreshing citrus flavor!

This orange cake is perfect for a refreshing dessert or an afternoon snack. Enjoy!

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