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Orange Cardamom Loaf Cakes with Orange-Honey Glaze

Sticky, sweet, and warm, spicy fresh orange loaf cakes, drenched in orange-honey glaze!
Course Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

Ingredients

For Orange Cardamom Loaf Cakes:

  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1-1/4 tsp. cardamom
  • 2 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 1 c. vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • zest of 1 large orange about 2 tbsp.
  • 2 tsp. orange extract
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

For Orange-Honey Glaze:

  • zest of 1 large orange about 2 tbsp.
  • juice of 1/2 orange about 1/4 cup
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 3 c. powdered sugar

Instructions

For Orange Cardamom Loaf Cakes:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, and cardamom.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, milk, oil, eggs, orange zest, orange extract, and vanilla.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  4. Divide batter evenly between two well-greased or parchment paper-lined 8x4-inch loaf pans. (The loaves are sticky, so I prefer parchment paper, so they lift right out after cooling.)
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until edges are golden brown, and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pans for 15 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare glaze.

For Orange-Honey Glaze:

  1. Whisk together glaze ingredients, adding a little water if needed to achieve desired consistency.
  2. Spread cakes with orange-honey glaze. Cut and serve.