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Refreshing and Zesty Orange Bundt Cake

Zesty Orange Bundt Cake

Wanting and needing a nice dessert 

for your Super Bowl party?

Look no further. This cake is divine.

 It's light and refreshing.. and has a little zesty flavor (duh.. from the orange zest, I presume). 

Anyway, it's delightful with an Orange flavored drizzle frosting.

orange bundt cake from scratch with drizzle frosting

Zesty Orange Bundt Cake


2 1/2 c. flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 c. unsalted butter
3/4 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. orange extract
3/4 c. milk
1/4 c. orange juice
2 Tablespoons orange zest from rind


Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder into a bowl.
Beat butter and sugar together.
Beat eggs in - one at a time
Add flour mixture and orange juice to the butter/sugar mixture - a little bit at a time alternately.
Don't over beat.
Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until done (I press my finger on top of the cake. If it springs back up, it's done).

Orange frosting;

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 to 1 tablespoon of orange juice 
a few drops of orange extract

Start by adding a little of the orange juice at a time to the powdered sugar. When you reach the right consistency add a tiny bit of orange extract. Pour over a cooled cake. Add some of the orange zest on top of the frosting, preferably before the frosting dries.

I know you are going to love this cake. It came together easily and has a wonderful texture. If you want to reduce some of the sugar that is always an option.

Have a great game day on Sunday. We're having a heat wave here in Connecticut.. it's 41 degrees... it was wonderful today. I went out in a sweater. It felt like Spring, really.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Deb. You're the best. Love love love your decorating.

  2. I love orange flavored anything and I love cakes, so this one will be on my list to try next! I have been steeping my own orange extract for a few months now and I think it's ready to use, so this recipe is great timing for me! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Hi Linda, I don't think I've ever made an orange bundt cake but, I want to for spring. Adding to my recipe box and can't wait to try it. feel free to share at my party, a new one just started today. Theresa @DearCreatives

  4. This looks ever so good and yummy. I have a bundt pan that hasn't been used in a while! I also don't think I've ever made a orange cake before, but maybe it's time! Thanks for the recipe and for sharing it at Sunday's Best.

  5. Just stopping by to let you know you are being featured at Sunday's Best!