This luscious cake recipe from Erren's Kitchen for Glazed Orange Cakes is moist and light, with an extra kick of flavor from the orange zest and juice in the glaze.
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Glazed Orange Cakes

These zesty Glazed Orange Cakes look so gorgeous you won't want to eat them, but be warned - once you start you won't be able to stop.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana cake, dessert, orange
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cakes
Calories 305kcal
Author Erren @Erren's Kitchen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 extra-large egg lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • the zest of 1/2 an orange.
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • For the icing:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2-4 Tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • orange food coloring optional
  • Orange jelly candies decorate optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350F/175C degrees. Grease a 12 section mini cake pan or mini loaf pan. Note: if using a mini loaf pan, you may not get 12 cakes out of the recipe.
  • Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, melted butter, zest and juice.
  • Add the food coloring if using. Mix until well combined.
  • Stir the milk into the dry ingredients followed by the juice mixture and stir until just combined. 
  • Spoon the batter into the baking pans, filling each one a little more than three-quarters full.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then tap the cakes out and transfer to a rack to completely cool.
  • Place baking paper under wire racks to catch the excess icing.

For the icing:

  • Prepare by mixing the sugar, butter and zest together in a bowl and then add the juice one tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached (I like mine fairly thick).
  • Dip the cooled cakes into the icing one at a time covering half the doughnuts then place on the cooling wracks.
  • Add the candies before the icing sets (if using)
  • Leave on cooling rack to completely set the icing before serving.


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 137mg | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.1mg