Glazed Orange Cake

After eating this cake at my friend’s house, I asked her for the recipe. It is a dense, soft cake with a gentle orange flavour from orange rind. The glaze, also orange flavored, drizzles down the sides the cake & settles into the cracks along the top.  Candy ball sprinkles on the top add a touch of pretty. This cake can be baked in a bundt pan or a large loaf pan. I have a large loaf pan of my moms..but had not used it yet. This cake gave me an opportunity to get that pan back in the oven & out of the drawer.The recipe is from The New Myrna Rosen Cookbook available on Amazon. Mryna Rosen has written several cookbooks & many of my friends from South Africa have her books. Everything I have tasted that was made from one of her books has been delicious! I could not find this recipe online, so I will put the ingredients & my method here. As well, here is a link to the cookbook on Amazon


Here is the recipe

Glazed Orange Cake

***I made this cake parve…non-dairy  You can use butter and milk in place of the margarine & water if you prefer

1 cup non- diary margarine *** I used Becel vegan margarine

1 1/2 cup sugar

grated rind of 1 orange

2 tbsp oil ***I actually used olive oil since I did not have any regular oil & it was fine!

4 eggs

3 cups flour less 3 tbsp of flour  ***I did this as I did not want the cake to be dry

3 tsp baking powder

1  tsp salt

1/2 cup water

1 cup orange juice


1 1/2 cup icing sugar

2 tbsp orange juice *** if the glaze is too thin it will just fall off the cake & end up on the mine did…so I would make the glaze a bit thicker next time

candy balls


Preheat oven to 350f

Grease & flour a bundt pan or a large loaf pan ***I did not flour my loaf pan, I greased it & lined the bottom with parchment paper & it came out beautifully

  1. In a mixer, cream the margarine & sugar together until it is well mixed & the mixture is light in texture
  2. Add the orange rind & oil, mix well
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder & salt together
  5. In another bowl or measuring cup, combine the water & orange juice
  6. With your mixer on low, add the flour mixture & the juice/water alternately, mixing after each addition. Do not overmix, just make sure all the ingredients are combined well.
  7. Put the batter into the prepared pan & bake 55-60 minutes  or until a cake tester comes out dry
  8. Meanwhile, combine the glaze ingredients
  9. Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 30 minutes then turn it out onto the wire rack to cool completely
  10. Once your cake has cooled, pour the glaze overtop. It drips down the sides & makes a bit of a mess, so put something underneath the cake for easy cleanup. Then transfer the cake to a serving plate once you have glazed it…otherwise the cake plate becomes a mess!