With this delicious Orange Bundt Cake, you are making a delicious white cake that is moist and airy, with a burst orange flavor. This flavorful cake is a delightful twist on a typical Bundt cake. This cake is an amazing treat to make for an easy weeknight dessert or for a special occasion. It can also be used as a bake sale dessert. We love this cake.
Orange flavor in desserts do not get enough attention. When it comes to orange, the flavor is sweet but tangy and it goes amazing with dessert. With this cake, the orange shines through and has such a delicious flavor. It pairs perfectly with the tang of the cream cheese frosting.
What Gives This Cake It’s Orange Flavor
When you are making this cake, you are using a basic white cake recipe and then flavoring it with orange. The orange flavor comes in by adding orange extract and orange zest to the batter. The orange color of this cake is made by adding orange food coloring. While you can skip this step if you prefer, it does add a beautiful presentation against the white cream cheese butter cream frosting.
Does This Orange Creamsicle Bundt Cake Need a Frosting
When you make this Orange Creamsicle Bundt Cake you will be making a cream cheese frosting. If you do not want to make a homemade cream cheese frosting, you can also use a store bought canned cream cheese frosting, however, homemade always tastes better.
Can This Frosting Be Orange Flavor?
If you want to make this frosting as an orange frosting, you can change the cream cheese frosting to an orange cream cheese frosting. By adding a small amount of orange extract with orange zest you can elevate this cream cheese frosting.
Can I make this Orange Bundt Cake in a Regular Pan
If you do not have a Bundt cake pan or want to make this cake a different way, you can make this orange cake in a 9 x 13 baking pan. The cake will bake for about 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Once the cake has cooled you can frost the cake. Once you make the cream cheese frosting, you will spread it out evenly over the cake.
How To Store this Bundt Cake
Normally, when you store a cake, you want to store it at room temperature. In this case, the cake needs to be stored in the refrigerator because it has a cream cheese frosting. While cake is best when it is store at room temperature, anytime it has cream cheese or fresh fruit, as well as a few other circumstances, you want to make sure it is refrigerated. This will keep the cake freshest for the longest amount of time. Make sure the cake is covered well with either plastic wrap or a cake cover. The cake will last for about 3 to 5 days when it is stored properly.
Ingredients For Orange Bundt Cake
- All purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Orange extract
- Orange zest
- Cream Cheese
- Powdered sugar
- Orange food coloring
(Actual measurements are in the recipe card below.)
How to Make An Orange Bundt Cake
- Whisk together flour and baking powder in a medium bowl, set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together until creamy then add eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
- Pour buttermilk, vanilla, orange extract and orange zest into sugar mixture and beat until combined.
- Gradually add dry ingredients and mix until just combined and then add food coloring. Stir.
- Pour cake batter into prepared Bundt pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Carefully remove from oven and let sit for about 5-6 minutes then turn over on wire rack to cool completely.
How to Make Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
- Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla together.
- Add 1½ cups of powdered sugar at a time, mix well, then add the remaining 1½ cups. Mix well and then frost cake once completely cooled.
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- 2¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk*
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp orange extract
- 2 tbsp orange zest
- 4-5 drops orange food coloring*
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 3-4 drops orange food coloring
Preheat oven to 350° and spray a Bundt pan with a non stick spray right before filling.
Whisk together flour and baking powder in a medium bowl.
Beat butter and sugar together until creamy then add eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
Pour buttermilk, vanilla, orange extract and orange zest into sugar mixture and beat until combined.
Gradually add flour and mix until just combined and then add food coloring. Stir.
Pour into prepared Bundt pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Carefully remove from oven and let sit for about 5-6 minutes then turn over on wire rack to cool.
Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla together.
Add 1½ cups of powdered sugar at a time, mix well, then add the remaining 1½ cups. Mix well and then frost cake once completely cooled.
Recipe inspired from Savvy Mama Lifestyle
*To make homemade buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice into a measuring cup then add milk to equal 1 cup.
*If you do not have orange food coloring, add equal drops of red and yellow food coloring to make orange.
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