Orange Cake Recipe

A delightful and moist orange cake bursting with fresh citrus flavor, perfect for any occasion. This easy-to-follow recipe ensures a delicious treat that will impress your family and friends.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 2 oranges)
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour an 8-inch round cake pan, or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar:
    In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter and granulated sugar together using an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add Eggs:
    Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next.
  5. Incorporate Orange Juice and Zest:
    Add the fresh orange juice, orange zest, buttermilk, and vanilla extract to the mixture. Beat until combined.
  6. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, beating on low speed until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  7. Pour Batter into Pan:
    Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  8. Bake:
    Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool:
    Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Serve:
    Once the cake is completely cooled, you can dust it with powdered sugar, glaze it with an orange icing, or simply enjoy it as is.

Enjoy your homemade orange cake!

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