Orange Spice Cake

Orange Spice Cake

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Orange Spice Cake


  • 2 cups unbleached white flour or 1:1 gluten free flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated cane sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup orange juice, fresh squeezed (about 1 large orange)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange


  • ½ cup orange juice, fresh squeezed (about 1 large orange)
  • ½ cup granulated cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 8×4-inch loaf pan, 6×2-inch round pan, or 2 6-inch mini bundt pans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray pan with cooking spray, or grease with melted butter and dust with flour..
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together ½ cup softened butter and 1 cup granulated cane sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in ½ cup orange juice, ¼ cup milk, eggs, vanilla, and orange zest. Stir in flour and spice mixture until moistened.
  4. Scrape batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove to a plate. Stir together ½ cup orange juice and ½ cup granulated cane sugar. Spoon over warm cake. 
  6. To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar with the melted butter, 2 Tbsp orange juice, and vanilla extract. Allow the cake to cool completely before glazing and serving.



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