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Orange Loaf Cake

This simple Orange Loaf Cake is moist, fluffy, and loaded with orange flavor! Drizzled with citrusy orange glaze, this makes a perfect tea-time treat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cake, orange
Servings: 10


Orange Loaf Cake

  • 225 g cake flour (1¾ cup)
  • tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 150 g granulated sugar (¾ cup)
  • 120 mL vegetable oil (½ cup) e.g., canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 120 mL fresh orange juice (½ cup)
  • zest of 3-4 oranges

Orange Glaze

  • 130 g powdered sugar (1 cup)
  • 3-4 tbsp. orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 175°C (350F) and line an 8x4" loaf tin with parchment paper.
  • Sift and mix dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda) and set aside.
  • Place oil and sugar in a mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until combined.
  • Add eggs, one by one, and mix for 1 minute after each addition. Add orange zest and mix for another 30 seconds.
  • Add dry ingredients alternating with orange juice in two additions and mix on medium-low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Pour batter into lined loaf tin and bake in the center of the oven for 45-55 minutes, or until deep golden brown at the top and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in loaf tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before glazing.
  • To make the glaze, mix powdered sugar with 3-4 tbsp. of orange juice until the desired consistency is reached. For a runny glaze, add more juice. For a thicker glaze, add more powdered sugar. Drizzle cake with glaze once it has cooled down completely.