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Orange Cake

Easy Orange Cake

This Orange Cake comes together so quickly and is a definite crowd pleaser!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Orange Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

Orange Cake

  • 1 1/2 c (192g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 c (170g) sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 tbsp. whole milk
  • 3 tbsp. orange zest from about 3 oranges the zest is for garnish but it is easier to zest oranges before juicing
  • 3/4 c (6 ounces or 177ml) freshly squeezed orange juice from about 3 oranges
  • 1/2 c (112g) vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. McCormick vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. McCormick orange extract

Orange Glaze

  • 1 1/4 c (160g) confectioner's sugar
  • 4 -6 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tbsp. McCormick orange extract

Instructions

Orange Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a bundt cake with baking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl sift together flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. Add sugar, eggs, milk, orange juice, oil, and extracts to a large bowl and whisk until fully incorporated.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, and lightly whisk until combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Pour the batter into the bundt cake and bake for about 25-35 minutes until lightly golden brown on top and a toothpick comes out mostly clean (not wet).
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes and then invert onto a cake plate.

Orange Glaze

  1. Mix all the ingredients until fully combined. Start with 4 tablespoons of milk and add more as needed.
  2. Drizzle on a warm or cooled cake.
  3. Add orange zest as garnish and serve.