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Easy Blood Orange Cakes And Glaze. Easy, sweet, delicious and tender orange cakes that taste like orange heaven!

Easy Blood Orange Cakes And Glaze

Here's a straight forward recipe for Easy Blood Orange Cakes and Glaze that you'll need to make for Mother's Day! Delicious, most, tender and so quick! You can make a lemon version of this or blend lemon and orange together. All you need is a bowl and whisk and you're good to go! enjoy!

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword blood orange cakes and glaze, easy blood orange cakes, easy breakfast cakes recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cakes
Calories 299 kcal
Author Mahy


Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 blood orange
  • 1/4 cup of blood orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • pinch of salt

Blood Orange Glaze:

  • 1 cup of confectioner sugar
  • 2 -3 tablespoons of fresh blood orange juice depending on how thin or thick you want the glaze to be


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Lightly oil a mini loaf pan size, or an 8 inch cake pan, square round or a muffin pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, zest, juice, vanilla, oil, eggs and buttermilk until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour with baking powder and baking soda and salt.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the dry ingredients into the lemon mixture and pour into your preferred pan.
  5. Bake (middle rack) for about 20-22 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clear or with just a few moist crumbs.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan. Glaze the cake while still warm.
  7. For the glaze: Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until nice and smooth. Add a little more juice if you prefer a runny glaze or a little more confectioner sugar if you prefer a thicker glaze.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Blood Orange Cakes And Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 66IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.