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Orange Cake Recipe

Plan a perfect afternoon with an outstandingly delicious orange coffee cake recipe that is bursting with flavor and has the texture of a cloud, soft and fluffy cake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 SERVINGS
Calories 117kcal
Author Ruchi





  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoon Fresh orange zest (*see notes above)
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup Soften butter


  • Assemble dry ingredients. Preheat oven @ 350 degree F.
  • Start by sifting all the dry ingredients together so there are no lumps of flour/baking powder left behind. Set it aside.
  • Assemble wet ingredients.
  • Eggs.
  • Vanilla essence and milk.
  • For orange zest- Rub the orange along the side of the grater. Rub it slowly and carefully so that you do not scrape your fingers.
  • Cut a orange in half and squeeze out its juice. Set it aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar together until its light and feathery.
  • Once the creaming process is completed, and the mixture is a pale and light color, start blending the eggs into the mixture, one by one.
  • Beat until fluffy.
  • Pour in milk and vanilla essence. Add dry ingredients and beat until well blended.
  • The concluding step would be to add the orange zest and orange juice. Mix it well and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Grease a baking pan.
  • Pour batter into the greased pan. Smooth the surface and gently tap the bowl on the counter couple of times to release all the trapped air.
  • Bake for 40 -45 minutes.
  • Insert a toothpick into the center and if it comes out clean, cake is done.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the cake pan for a while before demolding.
  • (Baked another one for a friend.)
  • A light dusting of powdered sugar will add an enticing charm to this cake. Feel free to add an orange glaze on the top or enjoy it as it is.
  • Incredibly moist and fluffy orange cake is ready.
  • When completely cooled, store it in an air tight container and is good for 3-4 days.



  • Adding just a tablespoon of orange zest will add a mild and subtle citrus tone to the cake. If you want a more conspicuous and prominent flavor, add a teaspoon or more.
Running low on Cake flour? No worries! 
  • Other option would be – substitute 1.5 cup cake flour with  1 and 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour + 1/4 cup of Cornflour/cornstarch.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 109mg | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.6mg