This Orange Cake is bursting with orange flavor from fresh orange juice and orange zest. It can be made without a mixer and comes together quickly. Top the cake off with a orange glaze for a delicious treat for breakfast or dessert.
mixing the batter
This orange cake can be made without a mixer, and it can be mixed in just a few minutes. You’ll begin by adding the orange zest to the sugar. Using your fingers, rub the zest into the sugar. This releases the oils in the zest, which creates more flavor.
Next, you’ll add the fresh orange juice, melted butter, yogurt, eggs and vanilla and whisk to combine. Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk just until combined. That’s it! Now it’s ready to bake!
Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray. I do both methods to ensure it doesn’t stick. What’s worse than putting in the effort only to have it stick to the pan!? Pour/scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Use a paring knife to make a slit down the center of the loaf.
Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool 15 minutes in pan, then remove and allow to fully cool on a wire cooling rack.
Add the icing and serve
Pour the icing over the cooled cake. The icing should be thicker and not too thin. You don’t want it to just fall off the cake. So, if needed add a touch more powdered sugar, if the icing seems too thin. Spread over loaf, then allow to set up for 30 minutes, before slicing.
If you make this orange cake, let me know what you thought below in the ratings and comments! Make sure you find me on instagram and youtube for the full baking video for this as well as some fun behind the scenes.Print