Blood Orange Drizzle Cake
This blood orange drizzle cake is extremely moist, thanks to LOTS of freshly-squeezed blood orange juice! It’s a triple threat in terms of flavor, with blood orange in the loaf cake batter, drizzle, AND glaze. The best part? The blood orange cake comes together quickly. All you need is one bowl and a whisk. There’s no need for a stand mixer! Access the recipe by supporting Hummingbird High on Patreon.
Why You Should Make Blood Orange Drizzle Cake
Now let’s talk about all the reasons why you should make this blood orange drizzle cake recipe:
This blood orange drizzle cake is a unique twist on a classic, British baking flavor.
One of my favorite cooking shows is The Great British Bake Off, an annual competition to determine the U.K.’s best home baker. Every season on the show, contestants always bake lemon drizzle cakes, biscuits, and more.
Years ago, I looked up the flavor (since it isn’t as commonly available in the United States). It sounded delicious! Lemon drizzle cakes are lemon-flavored sponge cakes soaked in lemon syrup. Typically, the lemon syrup is drizzled immediately over the cake after baking. It makes the cake extra moist and flavorful. You can learn more in my recipe for lemon drizzle cake.
Since then, I’ve been daydreaming of updating the lemon drizzle idea with different citrus fruits and new flavors. Like this blood orange cake! Instead of lemon juice, I soak the cake in freshly squeezed blood orange juice. Because blood orange juice is subtly sweet, I used a generous amount in both the cake batter and drizzle. I also topped everything off with a blood orange glaze—and yes, that vibrant pink is blood orange juice’s natural color!
This blood orange drizzle cake comes together quickly.
Real Talk: I am always wary of citrus dessert recipes. Prep Time for these recipes usually takes twice as long as other recipes. Why? It takes time to squeeze juice from the citrus fruits. As a result, I deliberately made sure the cake batter comes together quickly! Unlike my other loaf cake recipes, this recipe does not require a stand mixer. All you need to do is whisk together the dry ingredients, then the wet ones, and fold everything together. That’s it!
This blood orange drizzle cake stores well.
I love making loaf cakes because their shape and size is perfect for retaining moisture and flavor. And because this blood orange drizzle cake is soaked in blood orange syrup, this cake stays EXTRA moist and fresh for days! The best part? The flavors intensify overnight. Because blood orange is a subtle flavor, this cake actually tastes better the next day!
Blood Orange Drizzle Cake: An Exclusive Recipe for Patreon Supporters
Now that I’ve convinced you to make this blood orange drizzle cake, I have some potentially bad news. You’ll need to support me on Patreon to access the recipe. Before you click out, please either learn more about why I started a Patreon.
But the TL/DR is this: Patreon supporters of Hummingbird High get exclusive access to extra recipes like this one with a basic $1 or $5 subscription. Supporters also have the exclusive ability to choose the recipes I develop for Patreon by participating in a monthly poll. Previous recipes have included:
- Blueberry Scones (Small Batch)
- Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting (Small Batch)
- Cinnamon Rolls (Small Batch)
- Mini American Flag Cake
- No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Small Batch)
- Peach Crumb Bars (Small Batch)
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
- Baked Apple Cider Donuts
- Peppermint Bark Oreos
- Gateau Basque
And now, this blood orange drizzle cake. Hooray!
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More (Free!) Blood Orange Recipes
- Blood Orange Upside Down Cake
- Cake Donuts with Blood Orange Glaze
- Linzer Cookies with Blood Orange Curd
- Orange Thyme Upside Down Cake
- Silver Dollar Crepes with Blood Orange Roasted Rhubarb
More (Free!) Loaf Cake Recipes
- Banana Bread With Sour Cream
- Bourbon Butter Pound Cake
- Caramel Rum Banana Bread
- Chocolate Ombre Pound Cake
- Hot Buttered Rum Pound Cake
- Lemon Drizzle Cake
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
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