Moist Delicious Orange Cake Recipe

Share it


Terrific, moist orange cake that’s bursting with orange flavour. This delicious orange cake can be served for breakfast, as a dessert, or as a simple afternoon/bedtime snack with a cup of tea. It is also perfect for any occasion and is for sure a crowd-pleasing dessert. The cake is even better served the next day. Bring it to your next potluck and thank me later 🙂

Also, try this

Fluffy Moist Banana Bread if you have some sitting in your fridge or freezer.


5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 464 kcal



  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 large oranges sweet, seedless
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Glaze

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large orange juiced


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Line the baking sheet (including sides) with parchment paper then set aside
  • Cut 1 of the oranges into 2.
  • Chop one half of the orange into smaller pieces then add to a blender (yes with the rind).
    Squeeze the orange juice for the other 1 1/2 oranges into the blender and blend for a minute or until it's almost pureed.
  • Using a hand mixer in a bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy then add the eggs. Continue mixing until light and fluffy.
  • Add sour cream, vanilla, and milk and mix well
  • Sift the flour and the baking powder into the butter cream mixture bowl
  • Add the orange mixture and combine well then transfer to the prepared baking tin
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes .
  • While cooling, prepare the glaze by combining the ingredients into a pot then simmering for a few minutes until it thickens (syrup ish)
  • Spoon and brush over the top of the cake. Optional: you can use a toothpick to poke all over the cake prior to brushing the syrup for an even more citrusy flavour
  • Allow to cool before serving. This is me allowing it to cool 5 minutes in 🙁


While baking, this cake will fill up your kitchen with an irresistible aroma. Kudos to you if you are able to let it cool down completely.
Please note that this gets even better the next day so you can make it a day or two ahead.
The orange cake can stay on the counter for 2 days in an air tight container or for 5 days in the fridge if you are lucky to have it for that long.
It can also be frozen for unto 3 months. Just ensure you seal it well in a ziplock bag before freezing. 
If you are looking for an alternative, try this Fluffy Moist Banana Bread instead. So moist and delicious!
If you prefer without the glaze, simply dust a tsp of powdered sugar to the cake and serve. You can also just serve as is. You won't miss anything.
You can use any sweet orange for this recipe. Just ensure they are seedless. 


Calories: 464kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 5gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 328mgPotassium: 172mgFiber: 2gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 1011IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Breakfast, Orange Cake, Oranges
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


Subscribe to our newsletter for update informations, recipes or insight

Latest Post

Keep Reading

Related Article