There is something about the colour orange that I am drawn to. Orange can be warm and vibrant, bright yet soft. My first bedroom, when I was a little girl was orange, I loved the colour then and 40 years later I still love it. Especially when it is the gorgeous orange of the navel oranges used in this recipe for Glazed Orange Bundt Cake.
Orange also happens to be Peeta’s favourite colour in the Hunger Games Trilogy, not the bright orange of Effie’s hair, but the colour of a sunset.
No apologies, I’m a huge Hunger Games fan, although very few, if any, of the citizens of District 12 would have had the luxury of eating cake. Never mind this totally delicious Glazed Orange Bundt Cake.
If you have absolutely no clue as to what the last few lines mean, don’t worry – just know that I love the colour orange in all its shades!
Our son adores oranges and he is going to be absolutely thrilled, when he gets in from school tonight and sees that I’ve made another Orange Cake. Using Wright’s new Orange Cake Mix to make this beautiful loaf, makes baking this cake so easy. From opening the packet to popping the cake into the oven takes less than 10 minutes.
10 minutes – yes I’m repeating it because the reward for a few minutes measuring and mixing is massive. This delicious cake has such a tender crumb and is packed full of dried fruit. The orange glaze further enhances the tangy orange flavour. Baked in my pretty Citrus Bundt Tin from Nordicware, the detailed markings are clearly visible through the glaze.
After making the Chocolate Orange Citrus Bundt I immediately wanted to make this Glazed Orange Bundt Cake. Since I had made a Glazed Lemon Bundt Cake I knew an orange glaze would also showcase this wonderful cake.
This new Orange Cake Mix from Wright’s has received a massive thumbs up from both my family and our neighbours. I do like to share!!
If you are not a fan of cake mixes, try this one and I bet you will change your mind? This is the second time I have baked with it and it is consistently good. Perfect for keeping stashed in the cupboard for when the urge to eat cake hits, or when unexpected visitors arrive. I am sure that they would be delighted by a slice of this Glazed Orange Bundt Cake and a hot drink.
Recipe: Makes one Glazed Orange Bundt Cake serves 10
1 packet of Wright’s Orange Cake Mix
4tbsp Vegetable Oil – as directed on the packet
200ml Water – as directed on the packet
Cake release spray if baking in a Bundt tin, alternatively use a loaf tin which has been greased and lined with baking parchment.
200g/7oz Icing Sugar
1 Orange – you will need the juice of half
Edible glitter – optional
Method: Preheat the oven to 165C/150C fan, gas mark 2.
- Spray the Bundt tin with Cake Release Spray.
- Make up the cake batter according to the packet instructions.
- Pour the orange cake batter into the Bundt tin.
- Place the tin in the middle of the preheated oven.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes.
- The cake is cooked when it is a golden colour and an inserted skewer comes out clean.
- Once baked remove the cake from the oven.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the tin before turning out onto a cooling rack.
- Allow the cake to cool completely before decorating.
To make the glaze:
- Sift the icing sugar into a bowl.
- Add the juice of half an orange – the glaze should be thick, but still drip from the spoon.
- Place the cooling rack on top of a clean baking tray – this is important as the glaze that drips through will be used to cover the sides of the cake.
- Spoon the orange glaze over the top of the cake.
- Allow the glaze to drip down the sides of the cake.
- Ensure the entire top of the cake is covered in glaze.
- Carefully lift the cooling rack a little and scoop teaspoons full of glaze, from the tray underneath. Use this to cover the sides of the cake.
- When the cake is completely covered in glaze leave to set.
- Transfer the Glazed Orange Bundt Cake to a serving plate.
- Sprinkle with edible glitter if desired.
Slice and serve the cake with a lovely cup of tea or coffee, ooh and guests. I always think cake should be shared!
If you have enjoyed this Glazed Orange Bundt Cake then you may like these other fruity bakes:
I hope that sharing some quick, easy, yet still completely delicious bakes helps you in your kitchen?
I would love to know your thoughts and really appreciate you taking time to leave comments.
Have fun while you are feasting!