Orange Cake Recipes

A slice of orange cake on a plate.
Orange cakes can include the juice, fruit or the peel. These can be used to enhance a basic cake mix or as part of a homemade recipe.

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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 146 Posts
February 28, 2011

This was one of my favorite cakes when I was a child. We lived with orange trees all around us. My father planted one tree they called a "June bloom", which meant that we almost always had our own fresh homegrown oranges for anything we wanted. The cake has several simple steps, but is very easy and quickly put together. If my mother added the brandy when making the syrup, I never knew it. It has become one of my own family's favorites, as well as one that I'm often asked to make for birthdays and other family celebrations.


Cake: Syrup:



Mix sugar and orange juice in a small saucepan until sugar is all melted. Do not boil. Set aside to cool slightly, then add brandy (or Southern Comfort). You are going to baste the baked HOT cake with this syrup, as soon as it comes out of the oven and the rim of the pan is removed.


Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at the time beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and stir in until batter is smooth. Sift flour and salt together. Add baking soda to sour cream and stir.

Add flour mixture and sour cream mixture alternately mixing after each addition. End with flour. Fold in orange zest, pecans, and raisins until thoroughly blended.


Bake in greased and floured tube pan about 45 minutes at 375 degrees F. Test for doneness.

Remove cake from oven, carefully remove outer rim from tube pan, and place cake still on the pan's bottom on a cake plate, then immediately baste hot cake with reserved orange syrup. Baste slowly so as to get all the syrup into cake.

When cake is cool, it will be easily removed from the bottom of the pan to the plate. Run a knife around the tube part of the pan, then slide the knife between the cake and the bottom of the cake pan and carefully move it onto the plate.

Servings: 10-12
Time:30 Minutes Preparation Time
45 + Minutes Cooking Time

Source: My Mother's recipe. I believe it came from my maternal grandmother, since I ate the same cake at her home when I was a kid.


By Julia from Boca Raton, FL

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
May 19, 2010


  • 1 package (2-layer) yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup Miracle Whip
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds (opt.)
  • confectioners' sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine cake mix, orange juice, Miracle whip, eggs and poppy seeds in large mixer bowl; mix well. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into greased and floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.


By Robin from Washington, IA

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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 181 Posts
August 12, 2010

This is a nice change from an ordinary slice of cake. Cut 12-18 12-inch squares of heavy-duty foil; set aside. Cut 1-inch slice from top of each orange. Scoop out orange fruit and pulp. Leave peel intact as a baking cup. Prepare cake according to package directions.

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April 7, 2006

This unique cake is sure to be a hit at your next holiday party.

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April 7, 2006

Mix 1 cup of the flour and salt, and cut candy and dates into it. Add nuts and coconut and mix. Cream margarine and sugar together. Add eggs and mix well.

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November 29, 2010

Does anyone have a recipe for orange cake?

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December 1, 20100 found this helpful
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You can do a variation on an orange cake, using up ingredients that might be in the pantry:
cut an angel food cake in half (horizontally), spread a layer of cool whip or frosting mixed with bits of orange jellied slices of candy, top it with the other half of the cake, spread cool whip or vanilla frosting. On top and sides, scatter the bits of orange jellied candy.


This may give you an idea of how to be creative with what you already have in the house.

If you use Cool Whip, I do not know how long it will last, so if you are making it the day before an event, this might not function. Best to make a test first.

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December 11, 2019

Pureed spaghetti squash is the secret ingredient in this delicious orange and cardamon cake, providing a marvelous texture and nutty flavor. Making this cake from scratch is easy to do by following the instructions provided on this page.

Orange Cardamom Spaghetti Squash Cake

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April 17, 2018

This is a page about making a Cantonese ginger orange cake. This scrumptious combination of ginger cake and cheese cake baked in a bundt pan is worth the wait.

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May 10, 2016

This is a page about making orange cake from a yellow cake mix. Yellow cake mix can be a good start to creating your own orange flavored cake.

Slice of orange cake on a white plate (topped with an orange slice)

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March 22, 2014

This light textured, delightfully orange flavored cake is sure to become one of your favorites. This page contains orange chiffon cake recipes.

Orange Chiffon Cake

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March 4, 2013

This page contains orange soda cake recipes. Adding flavored soda to cake mix is a great way to create some fun flavors.

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July 15, 2022

Combine all ingredients in one bowl and beat 2 1/2-3 minutes. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees F in 8 inch buttered pan.

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November 29, 2010


  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 orange peel, grated
  • juice from 1 orange
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice


Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Blend in the juice from orange and grated orange peel. Add flour and baking powder. Blend to make a smooth batter. Pour into a buttered and floured 8 inch bundt cake pan. (If you do not have a pan that small, double the recipe). Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. When thoroughly baked, remove from oven and turn upside down to cool. (Three tin cans of the same size could be used to support it. When cake is cool, turn out of pan onto serving dish. Mix powdered sugar and orange juice to make glaze and pour over cake.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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July 30, 2008

I am looking for a recipe for a Orange cake. I remember it was made without a mix and took a can of orange juice concentrate. It also had a seven minute frosting.

Thank you,
Randa from San Marcos


Orange Cake Recipe

Orange Cake

SUBMITTED BY: Kathleen Gingras

"A delightful orange frosting is the secret to this cake from Kathleen Gingras of Thorold, Ontario. 'It is great with a scoop of ice cream,' she suggests."

Original recipe yield: 12 servings




In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the orange juice, water, orange peel and almond extract; mix well. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the frosting, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter and enough orange juice to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cake. (10/09/2006)

By christi

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