Blood Orange Cake Recipe

 

This Blood Orange Cake Recipe is a quick and easy dessert.  A delicate cake made with fresh blood orange and topped with blood orange glaze.  Enjoy a slice with your afternoon tea!

Blood Orange Cake Recipe with Blood Orange Glaze. This easy cake recipe is a beautiful dessert with mild orange flavor.

I just love the vibrant color of blood oranges.  They tend to have a slightly different flavor that traditional oranges.  A mild, fruitier flavor.

My daughter loves anything blood orange.  Mostly because she is a creepy kid that like the idea of drinking the blood of an orange.  We call them vampire oranges!  She’s a character.

But really it is just fun to sound like a fancy foodie and tell people that you made a Blood Orange Cake.  Even though it is super simple.  For whatever reason using blood oranges in a recipe makes it seem so much more sophisticated.

I blame Bon Appétit and Saveur Magazine.

Blood Orange Cake Recipe with Blood Orange Glaze. This easy cake recipe is a beautiful dessert with mild orange flavor.

Usually blood orange cake is topped with slices of fresh blood oranges for dramatic effect.  While that does make for a gorgeous presentation, I hate having to remove orange slices before eating a piece of cake.  Plus it makes it difficult to cut.

But if you are wanting to garnish the cake a bit, add a few slices.

Blood Orange Cake Recipe with Blood Orange Glaze. This easy cake recipe is a beautiful dessert with mild orange flavor.

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Glazed Blood Orange Cake
Author: WonkyWonderful
Ingredients
Cake
  • Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Butter - softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Blood Orange Juice about 1½ oranges
  • 1/4 Cup Whole Milk
  • Zest of 1 Blood Orange
Glaze
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Blood Orange Juice
  • Zest of 1 Blood Orange
Instructions
Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar.
  4. Mix in eggs, milk and juice.
  5. Slowly mix in dry ingredients.
  6. Stir in zest.
  7. Spread batter evenly into a round 8x2 inch cake pan that has been sprayed with nonstick.
  8. Bake on center rack for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and removed clean.
  9. Remove from oven. Carefully remove cake from pan and allow to cool on racks.
Glaze
  1. Thoroughly mix glaze ingredients until smooth.
  2. Pour on top of cooled cake and spread to the edges.
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Blood Orange Cream Filled Glazed Donuts by Running To The Kitchen
Blood Orange Glazed Roast Chicken by Jeanette’s Healthy Living

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Comments

  1. I adore blood oranges! This cake looks absolutely delicious! Yummy yummy 🙂

  2. In college I spent a year in Austria. On a trip through Italy I literally lived on Blood Oranges, pears and Gelato. This looks simply wonderful.

  3. I don’t eat blood oranges nearly enough – this cake looks divine and I must try it!

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