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Orange Sour Cream Loaf Cake

orange sour cream loaf cake slice on white parchment paper

I am writing this post with one eye almost shut and the other seems to be going in the same direction. I’m so sleepy right now but I have to finish writing this post because I am a professional blogger (giggling). I will probably regret this in the morning when I re-read this post. I better speed up and write a little more about my Orange Sour Cream Loaf Cake.

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How to make Orange Sour Cream Loaf Cake?

Before talking about this cake, there is an important thing which I want you to keep in mind, ……………………… …………. (trying to remember.)  …………. Oh, yes! Since the star of this recipe is orange, get a fresh orange that has vibrant color and smells like fresh orange, in this Orange Sour Cream Loaf Cake, the zest and the juice of an orange is used, if the orange tasted bad, believe me, you will taste it in the cake.

orange sour cream loaf cake on parchment paper

OMG! I just dozed off, LOL.

The oil used in this cake will keep it moist for a long time. When the cake cools and you taste a slice, believe it or not, you will taste butter, don’t ask me how (especially now.) but I guess the sour cream combined with the other ingredients might have contributed to the buttery taste.

orange sour cream loaf cake slices

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As for my recipe, here you go!

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Orange Sour Cream Loaf Cake

Orange sour cream loaf cake is a moist and flavorful dessert. Perfumed with orange zest and dressed with a light layer of glaze.
4.6 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10
Author: Muna Kenny


  • **For the cake:
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup oil
  • 3 tablespoon orange juice
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • **For the glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • Around 3 tablespoon water
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  • Line a 9 x 5 x 3-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, sift flour together with salt, baking powder, baking soda, and keep aside.
  • In a different bowl, add eggs, vanilla, sugar, orange zest, and beat until combined. Add oil, sour cream, milk, orange juice, and beat well.
  • Add the dry to the wet ingredients and mix well but for few seconds, over mixing will result in dry cake.
  • Pour the batter into the previously prepared baking pan, bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove the loaf cake from the pan and place on cooling rack.
  • When cool pour the glaze and let it sit for 5 minutes before cutting the loaf in slices.
  • Making the glaze:
  • Mix the glaze ingredients together until it comes to a pouring consistency. Pour the glaze over the cool cake.
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  1. This looks bakery perfect, Muna, and with just 3/4 cup of sugar, I can totally enjoy a couple of slices too.

  2. This cake sounds incredible, Muna! I love sour cream pound cakes, and this sounds similar to one of my favorite recipes…just with added orange juice and zest. I definitely need a slice of this one! Now I hope you got some sleep after writing this one. 🙂

    • munatycooking

      I can’t believe how crazy I sound when sleepy :), Yes, I slept well after my struggle to write this post!

  3. A lovely bake – great color, texture, and flavors! It would keep me awake for sure! : )

  4. Oh my word!! This look so amazing. I HAVE to make this, pronto! I’m hoping I have everything to make it in my pantry. I know I have some delicious oranges right now. Yipee! Your photos are stunning. I am a new food blogger and I am still learning. I will be studying your photos for sure 🙂

    • munatycooking

      Hi Emily, thanks for your kind words, I hope you enjoy my orange loaf cake, it is really delicious and I’d like you to let me know how you liked it whenever you make it 🙂

  5. This is a very gorgeous cake. I hope I can find some fresh and good oranges so that I can perfectly make this loaf cake. Yummy!

    • munatycooking

      I’m so excited Nagi and can’t wait to see how you will like it, please send me a pic whenever you make this loaf cake 🙂

  6. I made this and it turned out wonderfully, but I’m having trouble finding where to add the orange zest in the directions. I see it in the ingredient list, but I can’t find anywhere in the directions where to add it. I added it when I added all the other ingredients to the sugar egg vanilla mixture.

  7. 5 stars
    Made this loaf cake last night and it is delicious!
    I will definitely be making this again, my husband loved it.

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