The Best Orange Cake Recipe You'll Ever Make

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For the cake, you'll need:

• 3 cups all purpose flour

• 2 ½ cups sugar

• 1 tsp baking powder

• ½ tsp salt

• 2 tbs orange zest

• 1 tsp orange extract

• 4 large eggs

• 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

• ¾ cup orange juice

• ¾ cup milk

For the orange glaze, you’ll need:

• 2 cups powdered sugar

• 3-4 tbs orange juice

• 1 tbs orange zest


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Grab a bowl and whisk together your flour, baking powder, and salt. This combo is the foundation of our cake.

3. Next, in your stand mixer, combine the oil and sugar. Give it a whirl on medium speed until they're well mixed.

4. Now, we're adding eggs, one at a time, making sure to mix well after each addition.

5. At this point, reduce the speed of the mixer and carefully add in half of your flour mixture, mixing it until it's just combined.

6. Add the milk to your mixer and let it combine with the rest of the ingredients.

7. Now it's time for the remaining flour mixture to join in. Again, we're mixing until just combined.

8. Pour in the orange juice, mixing until it's nicely incorporated into the batter.

9. To amp up that citrusy punch, we're adding the orange zest and orange extract. Give it a mix until it's just combined.

10. Grab a bundt or tube pan and give it a nice spray with baking spray before pouring in the cake batter. Make sure it's spread evenly.

11. Slide your pan into the preheated oven and bake it for 50-60 minutes. You'll know it's done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs.

12. Allow your cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before moving it onto a wire rack to cool completely.

13. As the cake cools, we're whipping up our orange glaze. Just mix your powdered sugar, orange juice, and orange zest until it's smooth.

14. Pour your glaze over the cooled cake and let it harden.

A little tip: place your wire rack over a plate or pan to catch any drips from the glaze.

15. Now comes the best part - it's time to serve and enjoy! Slice up your masterpiece and let everyone taste the joy of the best orange cake they'll ever have.


For even more orange flavor try adding orange syrup to your cake! Pour the syrup over the cake right after it has been removed from the oven. Allow to soak into the cake for 15 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

Here are the ingredients:

1/2 stick unsalted butter

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup lemon juice


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