Zesty Orange Cake

Nanay's Cakes


We were baking basic butter cake in school and one of the girls in my group was eating an orange. The aroma of freshly baked cake and fresh tangy orange gave me the idea to create this recipe. It turned out good!!! I took a slice to school and my teacher said I did a good job!

★★★★★ 4 votes
15 Min
50 Min


3 c
sifted all-purpose flou
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 c
unsalted butter
1 c
granulated white sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar
4 large
1 1/2 tsp
lemon extract
1/2 c
butter milk
1/2 c
orange juice, fresh
3 Tbsp
orange zest


1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/4 c
1/4 c
orange juice, fresh
1/4 tsp
orange gel color

How to Make Zesty Orange Cake


  • 1Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lime a 9" round pan.
  • 2Mix sifted flour, baking powder, and sift 3x. Set aside.
  • 3In a large bowl, cream butter on low speed.
  • 4Add mixed white and brown sugar and 2 tbsp at a time. Scrape sides of bowl occasionally.
  • 5Add eggs, 1 at a time
  • 6Mix buttermilk, orange juice and lemon extract to make the liquid ingredients.
  • 7Into the batter in the bowl, add the dry ingredients alternately with the liquid ingredients; dividing the dry ingredients into 3 parts and the liquid ingredients into 2 parts. Start and end with dry ingredients.
  • 8Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in the middle rack of the oven for 40 to 50 minutes.
  • 9ORANGE GLAZE: Put ingredients in a small saucepan and let boil; stirring all the time until a thick liquid consistency is achieved. Pour over cake and decorate as desired.

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About Zesty Orange Cake

Collection: 2012 Member's Choice
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #orange, #zesty, #tangy