Take advantage of this season’s delicious citrus with this Glazed Orange Bundt Cake! This fluffy gluten-free cake is bursting with orange flavor and drizzled with a simple dairy-free orange glaze.
Bundt cakes have officially become my new favorite thing.
Though I must say, I have no idea what ya’ll were referring to in my Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake recipe. I’ve never seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding, so all of the references to that movie had me completely lost. Anyone care to explain? 🙂
But back to the recipe at hand.
My little $2 bundt pan sure has been worth every penny. Ok so yes I realize that $2 is nothing when it comes to a kitchen pan, but ya’ll get my point. For someone who has never owned or baked with a bundt cake pan before, you could say I’m head over heels for it. I most definitely will not deny my love affair.
And then there’s my obsession with all things orange right now.
I know that I really should make more of a conscious effort to spread out my flavors when I’m posting recipes but the truth is that I’m always just too excited about the recipe to hold off on it! And trust me when I say that I’ve got some delicious recipes waiting for you guys – this Glazed Orange Bundt Cake just couldn’t be denied the top spot though! It is bright, light and airy [like a sponge cake of sorts!] and then drizzled in a perfectly sweet glaze. Yep – I’m obsessed.
With Valentine’s Day now just a week away I wanted to make sure that I gave you guys a non-chocolate option for the day should you need it. No chocolate on Love Day? I know, it’s absurd to me as well. Bestie however, is a non-chocolate fan so I’ve learned to be prepared for any and all circumstances. Though now that I think about it, her and I do kind of complete that whole “opposites attract” thing.
She likes tart, non-chocolate desserts and I prefer the rich, chocolate ones.
She loves anything spicy and I can’t eat spicy food for the life of me.
She’s blonde, I’m a redhead.
Oh wait – does that one count? 😉
Regardless, I think Bestie would flip for this Glazed Orange Bundt Cake. I actually wouldn’t put it past her to make this cake at some point this month, though with her coming out to visit me in March [FINALLY!!], maybe I’ll just surprise her and make it for her. That being said I already have roughly a billion other things I want to make for her….
It should be an interesting [and tasty!] visit.
Unlike my Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake, this glazed orange bundt cake is just a tad bit smaller and it has a spongier texture than light and fluffy. Which I personally think is awesome – I’m all about diversity, even in baking! Who the heck wants the same kind of cake every.single.time? Ok well probably Ninja [he literally orders the same thing at restaurants EVERY time] but he doesn’t get a say because if he did I would be baking chocolate chip cookies every day for the rest of my life.
He enslaves me people. Save me from that sugar-obsessed man.
Just kidding – he’s the Cookie Monster to my Veggie Tales.
I think I went a tad bit overboard on the pictures of this cake and I’m not even sorry about it.
Since I appear to be babbling on and on now, I’ll just get right to the recipe! 😉 Happy baking, friends!
- 2 cups all purpose gluten-free flour
- 3/4 cup cane sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
- 3 eggs, whisked
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1 tablespoon almond milk
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with oil.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and cane sugar. Add the orange juice, coconut oil, vanilla extract and orange zest.
- In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and sea salt. Slowly combine the dry and the wet ingredients, stirring until batter is no longer lumpy.
- Pour batter into bundt cake pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow cake to cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan.
- While cake is cooling, whisk together the glaze ingredients. Drizzle glaze over cake once it is completely cooled.
Do you like citrus flavored desserts?