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Citrus Drizzle Loaf Cake

Citrus Drizzle Loaf Cake

Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword citrus-drizzle-loaf-cake, loaf-cake-recipes, orange-cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 53 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 263kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 cup self rising flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large orange peeled and finely chopped with juice [to equal ⅔ cup]
  • 4 tablespoon butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • Citrus drizzle:
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1-2 tablespoon orange or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a standard 9 inch loaf pan or spray with baking spray.
  • In a small bowl, sift together the flour, sugar and baking powder. Set aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the orange pulp removing any seeds and pith, to equal ⅔ cup.
  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together orange pulp, butter, eggs, buttermilk, lemon zest and vanilla until fully blended.
  • Add the sifted dry ingredients. Use a large spoon and mix by hand until fully combined. Spread the batter into the loaf pan.
  • Bake for 36-38 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove carefully to cool completely on a cooling rack.
  • To make the citrus drizzle: Mix together the powdered sugar, heavy cream and orange zest. Stir until blended. Add the juice, as needed to thin to drizzle consistency. Drizzle over cooled loaf.
  • Garnish with strips of orange zest, if desired.


Make your own self rising flour: Replace the 2 cups of self rising flour called for in the recipe, with two cups of all purpose flour, 3 teaspoons of baking powder and ½ teaspoons of table salt. Sift together using a whisk then proceed with the recipes as written.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 304IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg