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Orange Sunshine Cake

Oranges and Greek yogurt make this cake flavorful, sweet, and moist. the glaze takes it over the top.
Course Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake, orange, sunshine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 277kcal


  • 9x4 loaf pan
  • Small bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • Another medium bowl


For the cake:

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest I used cara cara navel oranges
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup peanut or canola oil
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt

For the glaze:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • teaspoon fresh orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • 1-2 teaspoon milk


For the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray a loaf pan, or 3 mini loaf pans, or a bundt pan.
  • Pour the heavy cream into a small bowl and add the juice of one lemon. Stir ti mix then set aside for a few minutes until the cream curdles. You are essentially making buttermilk, except it is tastier than real buttermilk!
  • In a medium bowl, rub the orange and lemon zest into the sugar using your fingertips, until the zest and sugar is well blended. Whisk in the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In another medium bowl, whisk together the orange juice, eggs, curdled cream, oil and yogurt.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the flour mixture; stir until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan(s).
  • Bake until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Baking time will vary according to what pan you use. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

For the glaze:

  • Sift the powdered sugar into a medium bowl. Add the orange juice and zest. Mix together. Slowly add the milk stirring until it reaches the stage it can be poured over the cake.


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 244IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg