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Orange Cake Recipe with Nutella Glaze

A delicious moist orange cake covered with an amazing creamy Nutella glaze that sure won't last the second day! A perfect recipe for any occasion.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Traditional
Keyword nutella glaze, orange cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Author Camila Rojas


The Cake

  • 1 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • Orange zest from 2 oranges
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil.
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

The Glaze

  • 4 Oz Cream cheese at room temperature
  • 200 gr. Of Nutella {small jar}
  • ½ cup of icing sugar
  • pinch of salt


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 ºF – 180 ºC. And grease and flour a 9-inch pan.


  • In a large mixing bowl and stand mixer, beat the eggs until foamy and start adding little by little the sugar. Incorporate the orange zest and vanilla extract. You won’t believe the amazing scent.
  • In a small bowl mix four and baking powder.
  • Now start adding the flour mixture, oil and fresh orange juice in small batches. First a few spoons of flour then a bit of oil and then a bit of orange juice until you have added all.
  • Mix for about 1 more minute and turn the mixer off. The batter will be thin, so don’t worry.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake it for 45-60 minutes. The cake will rise a lot, sometimes it’s scary, we may think it will come out of the pan but it’s ok, once done and out of the oven it will shrink a bit.
  • Make sure you don’t open the oven before 40 minutes, this batter is very sensitive LOL. After that time you can insert a tooth stick and check if it comes clean or not.
  • Once done let it cool completely in the pan.


  • In a medium bowl of a stand mixer over medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese until fluffy and light. That should be about 3-4 minutes. Scrap the sides every once in a while.
  • Add the salt and start adding the icing sugar and mix well for about one more minute and add the Nutella mixing for about another minute or 2 on slow speed.
  • Let it set for a few minutes in the fridge.
  • Cover the cake with the glaze {you may even fill the cake}.
  • You can optionally decorate the cake with orange slices or chocolate chips.
  • Serve and enjoy!