Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze – Summer Dessert Lovin’

This Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze will make you dream of summer year round. It’s moist, full of citrus flavor and topped with a sweet glaze.

Blood oranges are in season for a short time,  so it’s best to be on the hunt for them between December and May. When I found these, I was tickled pink and dreamed of all the recipes I could create. Blood Oranges heavily resemble an orange on the outside, but when you cut into it, the flesh can range from beautiful hues of pinks to ruby reds to burgundies. Their flavor is sweet and tart, and they’re full of nutrition, specifically Vitamin C and fiber. What’s not to love?

Sliced Blood Oranges for Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze

It gets even better, Blood Orange juice can easily replace and add a different flavor for the citrus element in any recipe that uses citrus fruit, including lemons, limes or grapefruits. By adding the zest, it creates greater flavor, and for this particular Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze, by using Greek yogurt and canola oil, it creates a healthier loaf cake, if there really is such a thing when you have loaf AND cake in the same title. 🙂

Sliced Blood Oranges for Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze

If I squeezed one blood orange, I squeezed 10 for this Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze. I’m certain they come in larger sizes; however, the ones I used were about the size of “Cuties,” which are snack size oranges that can be purchased in the produce section. Despite the amount of blood oranges I juiced, it was 1,000% worth the time and effort. Not to mention the beautiful hue of blush pink the blood oranges gave the glaze for this Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze. It was definitely love at first sight.

Finished Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze

This Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze will add a dessert to your summer spread that will satisfy all sweet teeth. On a hot day, try it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and garnish with some zest, you cannot go wrong.

Enjoy!

Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze

Servings: 8-10 Slices

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time:  50-75 Minutes

Ingredients

Blood Orange Loaf Cake

  • 1 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt, plain
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • Zest of Two Blood Oranges
  • 1/3 Cup Blood Orange Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Canola Oil

Glaze

  • 1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsp Blood Orange Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp Zest

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour loaf pan and set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt.

  3. In a separate large bowl, combine the yogurt, sugar, eggs, orange zest, orange juice and vanilla. Using a stand or hand mixer, whisk until all ingredients are well combined.

  4. While continuing to mix, slowly add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

  5. Pour the canola oil into the batter and mix until well combined.

  6. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan, gently lay thinly cut slices of blood oranges on top of the batter and bake for 50 – 110 minutes. Note: different ovens heat at different temperatures and it might take less time or more time.

  7. While the loaf is baking, prepare the glaze by whisking the blood orange juice and confectioners sugar until a glaze is formed. If it’s too thick, more blood orange juice can be added until desired consistency is reached. If the glaze is too thin, more confectioners sugar can be added until desired consistency is reached.

 

Finished Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze

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Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze
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A Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze will make you dream of summer year round. It’s moist, full of citrus flavor and topped with a sweet glaze. Author: Dene' V. Alexander © 2017 Biscuits & Savvy
Servings Prep Time
8-10 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time
50-75 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time
50-75 Minutes
Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze
Print Recipe
A Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze will make you dream of summer year round. It’s moist, full of citrus flavor and topped with a sweet glaze. Author: Dene' V. Alexander © 2017 Biscuits & Savvy
Servings Prep Time
8-10 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time
50-75 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time
50-75 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Slices
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine the yogurt, sugar, eggs, orange zest, orange juice and vanilla. Using a stand or hand mixer, whisk until all ingredients are well combined.
  4. While continuing to mix, slowly add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  5. Pour the canola oil into the batter and mix until well combined.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan, gently lay thinly cut slices of blood oranges on top of the batter and bake for 50 - 110 minutes. Note: different ovens heat at different temperatures and it might take less time or more time.
  7. While the loaf is baking, prepare the glaze by whisking the blood orange juice and confectioners sugar until a glaze is formed. If it's too thick, more blood orange juice can be added until desired consistency is reached. If the glaze is too thin, more confectioners sugar can be added until desired consistency is reached.
Recipe Notes

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31 comments on “Blood Orange Loaf Cake with Glaze – Summer Dessert Lovin’

  1. I can’t seem to find blood oranges to my local supermarkets, just the usual ones. This loaf cake looks amazing, not sure if it would work if I use normal oranges? Such a delish, perfect with a cuppa.

    • Dene' V. Alexander

      May 12, 2017 at 9:52 pm Reply

      They’re hard to find, I’ve never seen them in the regular run of the mill markets. Maybe try Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods? It would definitely work with regular oranges, the flavor will be different, as blood oranges have a pretty distinct taste! You could even use lemons if you wanted to do so!

  2. This looks beautiful! Blood oranges are my favorite Citrus and I always look forward to blood orange season.

  3. This is one seriously gorgeous cake! I have to confess I actually have never purchased blood oranges before although I have eaten them. This cake makes me want to have one of those juicy oranges right now!

  4. I just liked this post and Facebook. it looks so divine.. I have a baking blog too but I’ve never used Blood Oranges before. Congrats on a fantastic recipe and your photos are gorgeous too

    • Dene' V. Alexander

      May 12, 2017 at 9:49 pm Reply

      Thank you so much, Karyn!! It was definitely fun to make and the taste made it better!! 🙂

  5. Wow, this is so beautiful! I can almost taste the citrus now! And that drizzle on top 🙂

  6. I don’t get blood oranges here.. Must go look for the.. miss them.. This look so delicious… love the dripping glaze.

  7. Wow those blood oranges look so good. I am now craving this cake! Yumm.

  8. LOVING blood oranges right now! I can only imagine that they would taste amazing in this loaf cake. Can’t wait to try the recipe!

  9. The color of the blood oranges are so beautiful! The loaf cake looks perfect and the flavors are just amazing. The drizzle on the cake is really tempting!

  10. Blood oranges are so gorgeous! I love the idea of using them in a loaf cake!

  11. i was totally in love with your blood oranges pictures in the social media! this loaf looks out of the world!!! Striking color and that glaze on top, droolicious!! 🙂

  12. What a gorgeous cake! I haven’t cooked with or used blood oranges in any recipe. You’ve convinced me to be on the hunt for them. They are beautiful and I’ve seen other bloggers use them. I’ve got a recipe that would be perfect for those oranges. I’m pinning your recipe.

    • Dene' V. Alexander

      May 12, 2017 at 9:46 pm Reply

      Thank you, Marisa! This was the first time I used them; however, I have found they can replace citrus in any dish for a different flavor.

  13. Now this is one beautiful cake!! I have never tried a blood orange before.. but after seeing this recipe will trying to find it in my local store’s and try to bake this amazing cake 😊

  14. Blood oranges are not too easy for me to find. Usually sometimes in my whole foods or in Trader Joe’s. I love how this loaf cake looks, especially that glaze!!

    • Dene' V. Alexander

      May 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm Reply

      They are in season for short time. Luckily, I was able to find them in Trader Joe’s! Thank you so much!

  15. I love blood oranges they are the best yoru dessert looks incredible I need a slice

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