Marie-Claude's Orange Cake

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Marie-Claude's Orange Cake
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 18, 2023

Indulge in the delightful flavors of Marie-Claude's Orange Cake. This moist and citrusy cake is bursting with fresh orange juice and zest, making it the perfect dessert for any occasion. With a soft and tender crumb, this cake is sure to impress your guests. Serve it plain or with a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special touch. Get ready to savor each bite of this delectable treat!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup whole milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Add the softened butter, orange juice, orange zest, eggs, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed until the batter is smooth and well combined.
  4. Pour in the milk and mix for another minute until the batter is creamy and slightly thick.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  8. Carefully invert the cake onto a wire rack and gently remove the pan. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  9. Once cooled, you can serve the cake as is or dust it with powdered sugar for a decorative touch.
  10. Enjoy slices of Marie-Claude's Orange Cake with a cup of tea or coffee. Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Interesting Facts

  • Marie-Claude's Orange Cake is a traditional recipe that has been passed down through generations in our family.
  • The combination of fresh orange juice and zest gives this cake its vibrant citrus flavor.
  • You can also add a drizzle of orange glaze made with orange juice and powdered sugar to elevate the taste of the cake.
  • This cake is perfect for special occasions, such as birthdays or holidays, and can be dressed up with decorative icing or fresh fruit on top.