Orange Glazed Coffee Cake

Pat Duran


This is very light and refreshing, this cake doubles the flavor and fragrance of fresh oranges. This is a recipe from Marywood in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Sister Paula.


★★★★★ 1 vote

12 servomgs
45 Min
25 Min


  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1/4 c
    warm water
  • 1/2 c
    warm milk
  • 1/2 c
    fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    ricotta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 large
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 1/2 to 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • glaze:
    1 lg. egg, lightly beaten
  • icing:
    1 cup powdered sugar
  • ·
    1 to 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

How to Make Orange Glazed Coffee Cake


  1. In large bowl dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until foamy, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir the next 7 ingredients into the yeast mixture.
    Using a heavy-duty mixer with paddle and set on low speed, beat 2 cups of the flour into the yeast mixture until a wet dough forms. Beat in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until a stiff dough forms.
  2. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic- about 5 to 10 minute, adding more flour as needed to prevent sticking.
    Place dough in a large greased bowl, turning to coat. Cover loosely with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Grease a 10-inch springform pan. Punch down the dough. Place on the floured surface again and knead for 1 to 2 minutes.
    Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 20 inch long rope. Braid the ropes together.
  4. Coil braided dough in the pan; tuck ends under. Cover loosely with the damp cloth and let rise for 30 minutes ,but not doubled.
    Preheat oven to 425^.Brush the dough with the glaze of beaten egg. Bake until cake is golden brown , about 25-30 minutes. Turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool slightly.
  5. Combine the icing ingredients together until smooth. Spread over warm cake. Serve warm of cold..Delicious.

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About Orange Glazed Coffee Cake

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German

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