A Delicious Orange Velvet Cake Recipe

Nothing compares to a freshly baked orange velvet cake. Moist, zesty and sweet, this coveted citrus-infused cake will bring a burst of sunshine to any occasion, from family get-togethers to holiday dinners!

When it comes to baking, the perfect orange velvet cake is something of an art. But don’t let that intimidate you – this recipe is surprisingly simple and is sure to wow your guests with its deliciousness. With subtle notes of nutmeg and coconut, it’s the ideal combination of spiciness and sweetness – a perplexing yet irresistible dessert.


– 5 eggs
– 1 cup white sugar
– 2 tablespoons lemon juice
– 2 sticks of butter, at room temperature
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
– 1/2 cup shredded coconut
– 1 cup orange juice
– Orange zest, for garnish


1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9” round cake pan.
2. In a bowl, combine sugar and butter. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
3. Gradually add eggs and mix until fully combined.
4. Mix in lemon juice, salt, flour, baking powder, nutmeg and shredded coconut.
5. Once mixed, pour in orange juice and mix until just combined.
6. Pour mixture into the cake pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
7. Allow the cake to cool for 30 minutes before transferring to a serving plate.
8. Sprinkle orange zest over the cake for decoration.

Your beautiful orange velvet cake is now ready to be served! It pairs especially well with coffee or tea and its rich flavor will tantalize your taste buds and make you think of citrus groves and balmy summer days.

If you’re in the mood for a different kind of flavor, why not try adding a dash of cardamom or substitution shredded coconut with almond meal? Both will elevate the flavors and make the cake unique. You could also try out similar recipes, such as pineapple velvet cake or mango velvet cake, for a spin on this classic dessert. Happy baking!