Now with the start of the Christmas time, it is finally time for som juicy orange cake again 🙂

This orange cake is a good start for this special season. Simple and quick to make, as the Christmas time is often very busy. As we used fresh oranges, it also spreads real Christmas feelings.

Things to know before you start

Time Schedule

Steps Work time Waiting time
Prepare oranges ~10 minutes
Grease baking pan ~5 minutes
Mix – Dough ~15 minutes
Bake 45 minutes
Cool 30 minutes
Glaze ~10 minutes 30 minutes

In just under 2,5 hours you will have a very nice and juicy orange cake.

Total ingredients

Weight Ingredient
300 g All-purpose flour
150 g White sugar
200 g Oil (sunflower or canola)
4x Eggs
15 g Baking powder
3x Oranges (untreated)
125 g Powdered sugar

You will have a great cake of about 1.100 g.


A super simple recipe for a cake that is made in practically no time.

Baking tools

A hand mixer, a bowl and a baking pan are needed. We used a 24 cm wide and 9 cm high bundt cake baking pan (Gugelhupf), but you can also go for a loaf pan.


Juicy Orange Cake Ingredients

1. Prepare oranges

Weight Ingredient
3x Oranges (untreated)
  • Rinse the oranges under hot water and dry them off
  • Grate the zest of two oranges and put aside
  • Squeeze out the juice and also put aside

2. Grease Baking Pan

  • Grease a baking pan with butter on bottom and all sides

3. Mix – Dough

Weight Ingredient
150 g White sugar
4x Eggs
200 g Oil
200 ml Oranges juice
Orange zest
300 g All-purpose flour
15 g Baking powder
  • Start by mixing the sugar and eggs until creamy
  • Afterwards add the oil, orange juice and orange zest while mixing further
  • Add the all-purpose flour and baking powder step by step and mix until well combined
  • Pour the whole mixture in the greased baking pan and spread it evenly

4. Bake

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F) for ~20 minutes with the upper and lower heat function
  • Put the baking pan in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 45 minutes
  • After baking take your finished orange cake out immediately, but keep it in the baking pan

5. Cool

  • Let your juicy orange cake cool in the baking pan for about 15 minutes
  • Afterwards transfer it to a cooling rack or something else and let it cool for another 15 minutes

6. Glaze

Weight Ingredient
125 g Powdered sugar
Orange juice
  • Fill a small bowl with powdered sugar
  • You will have to decide how thick you want the glaze to be because the less orange juice you add the thicker the glaze will be
  • Therefore take the rest of the orange juice that you prepared beforehand, add just a bit of it to the powdered sugar and stir until well combined
  • If you want to have the glaze less thick, just add a bit more juice and stir again until well combined
  • After you get your preferred thickness pour the glaze over the orange cake and spread it evenly
  • Wait at least 30 minutes and check if the glaze has hardened enough
  • If not, just give it some more time



This orange cake is so super juicy due to the freshly pressed orange juice we used. It is nicely sweet and melts in the mouth like cream. It is perfect for the Christmas season and as mentioned in our introduction it is super quick to bake.

Whether you prepare it for Christmas dinner or Advent coffee, you can be sure that everyone will love it. One piece of it won’t be enough.