11 Outrageously Good Orange Cake Recipes

orange pound cake topped with orange slices on white plates
Photo: Kim

Vibrant, juicy oranges make everything better — especially cake. We've gathered ten of our best, brightest orange cake recipes that showcase sweet, citrusy flavor in everything from an orange-infused olive oil cake to a whipped cream-topped mandarin sponge. Oranges equal endless options in this collection of dreamy orange cake recipes.

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Orange-Cranberry Bundt Cake

Orange-Cranberry Bundt® Cake
Allrecipes Magazine

A classic Bundt with a delicately flavored fruit spin. Applesauce and coconut oil create a moist and tender cake, while orange juice and coarsely chopped cranberries give each bite a bright, zingy appeal.

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Spiced Orange Olive Oil Cake

Spiced Orange Olive Oil Cake

Five-spice powder gives this cake a unique warmth that pairs perfectly with orange zest. Slice into a loaf of fragrant, light flavor. Easy to prepare and freezer-friendly.

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Gluten-Free Orange Almond Cake with Orange Sauce

Gluten-Free Orange Almond Cake with Orange Sauce
Buckwheat Queen

"A very nice sponge-like cake that stays moist even after a couple of days," says Buckwheat Queen. "It is light and delicate with a hint of orange that is not overbearing. Everyone enjoyed this cake even those who aren't gluten-free."

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Mandarin Orange Cake

portrait shot mandarin orange cake with large fork
Erin Klein

An easy cake box recipe bursting with vibrant orange flavor. Pudding mix and crushed pineapple help to keep things moist and delicious in this whipped cream-topped confection.

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Orange Cake with Semolina and Almonds

Orange Cake with Semolina and Almonds on a blue plate

"Semolina and ground almonds give this cake a luxurious weight and the whole oranges provide moisture and a sunny citrus flavor without using any dairy," says recipe creator food fanatic. The cake can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

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Chocolate Orange Marble Cake

orange chocolate marble cake on a green platter

Orange and chocolate are a decadent match made in heaven. Orange liqueur, yogurt, and dark chocolate combine to make a scrumptious swirled cake that guests will rave over.

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Orange Nut Raisin Cake

portrait shot orange nut bundt cake

Juicy, plump raisins and crunchy walnuts dot this buttery, brown cake for a perfectly shareable dessert. Try drizzling with a rum glaze to take it up a notch.

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Orange Pound Cake

orange pound cake topped with orange slices on white plates

All of the richness you'd expect from a pound cake with the delightful tang from orange and sour cream. Each bite is a luxurious mixture of orange sponge and buttery syrup.

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Orange Fluff Cake

Orange Fluff Cake
Joey Joan

Tender, sweet, and packed with citrusy flavor. The lightness of a chiffon cake is irresistible, and the addition of orange makes this fluffy cake recipe an extra-special treat.

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Portokalopita (Greek Orange Phyllo Cake)

Piece of Portokalopita with a sugar syrup on a white plate

A unique cake made of torn phyllo dough sheets and a mouthwatering mixture of orange juice, Greek yogurt, and sugar. A cinnamon syrup is poured over the cooled cake for a lovely, spiced finish.

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Easy Orange Ricotta Cake

a slice of orange ricotta cake with an orange in the background

No one will know that this ridiculously easy orange cake started with a box of cake mix. The ricotta adds richness and decadence that kicks the flavor up a notch!

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