Orange Cake - Recipe

  • Cake
  • 3 sticks Butter, Softened
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 5 whole Eggs
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Orange Crush, Fanta Orange, Or Other Orange Pop (not Sugar Free)
  • 2 Tablespoons (additional) Orange Crush
  • 2 drops Orange Food Coloring (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest (optional, Would Bump Up The Orange Flavor)
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar (more If Needed), Sifted
  • Pinch Of Salt
  • 1/4 cup Orange Pop (more If Needed)
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Zest (optional)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Combine flour and salt, then add it 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. With the mixer on low, slowly add 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons orange pop until combined. Add orange food coloring if you want to deepen the orange color; add orange zest if you want to deepen the orange flavor.

Thoroughly spray a bundt pan with nonstick baking spray. Add large spoonfuls of batter until the pan is filled, then even out the surface. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the pan from the oven and let it sit in the pan for 5 minutes. Carefully turn it out onto a cooling rack and let it cool.

Combine all the glaze ingredients in a bowl and gently whisk until thick (you might need to adjust the quantities here and there). Use a spoon to drizzle it all over the cake. Let the glaze set, then slice and serve!

More ideas:
Sprinkle with a little extra orange zest
Add a small amount of orange extract instead of zest.