This Simple Glazed Orange Bundt Cake is full of delicious citrus flavor and is perfect for
dessert, afternoon tea, and even breakfast!
There's just something amazing about citrus flavors in the summer. As much as I love berries, I have an equal amount of love for citrus fruits. Oranges, lemons and limes make me think of sunshiny days and being outdoors. Taking a bite out of an orange or drinking a glass of freshly squeezed lemonade just makes me smile and my heart happy. Do you know what I mean?
One of my favorite ways to use citrus is in baked goods. There are so many things you can make and although I tend to see a lot of lemon desserts, orange desserts are just as delicious. Take this Simple Glazed Orange Bundt Cake for example. This cake gets its wonderful orange flavor from Indian River Select® Brand Orange Juice, fresh orange zest, and orange extract. Plus there's a simple orange glaze that's drizzled over the cake after cooling. One bite of this cake and you'll be all smiles!
Have you tried Indian River Select® Brand yet? They've been growing and producing 100% Florida Orange Juice and Grapefruit Juice for over 20 years. This rich, high quality juice is naturally nutrient rich with essential vitamins and minerals that deliver a variety of health benefits, making it a great choice to enjoy every day. Lucky for us, Indian River Select® Brand juices are sold at many stores nationwide, including your local Meijer store! Find the store nearest you by using the Meijer store locator. You can also sign up for money saving coupons at the Indian River Select Brand website.
This cake is super simple to make and takes no time at all to put together. It's moist, delicate and flavorful, making it a perfect summertime dessert. It's not just good for dessert though! This orange cake is delicious with a cup of coffee for breakfast, and even good with an afternoon cup of tea.
Do you use citrus fruits often in your cooking and baking? What are your favorite recipes? Share with me in the comments below!
Simple Glazed Orange Bundt Cake
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon orange extract
3/4 cup milk
For the glaze:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons Indian River Select® Brand Orange Juice
1/2 teaspoon pure orange extract
1 Tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the inside of a 10 inch bundt pan with non-stick baking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and beat until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the orange extract. Add the milk and orange juice to a glass measuring cup and whisk well. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixer alternately with the milk/juice mixture, just until incorporated. Do not overmix.
Pour the batter evenly into the prepared bundt pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes in the pan. Invert the cake onto a wire rack and allow it to cool completely before glazing and serving.
To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, orange juice and orange extract. Drizzle the glaze over the cake, then sprinkle with the orange zest. Slice and serve.