How elegant and stunning does this orange marmalade cake look?! This orange cake is the ultimate treat for citrus lovers! It’s made with delicate orange vanilla cake layers with orange liqueur, frosted with a creamy orange buttercream and filled with orange marmalade! Plus, I garnished the cake with a chocolate ganache and fresh orange wedges for a simple finish! The combination of the sweet and tender vanilla cake with tangy orange marmalade is perfection!
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How to Make Orange Cake
You’ll love all the flavor in the marmalade cake! For this zesty cake, I start with delicate and moist white cake layers loaded with tons of orange flavor! I start with a simple, vanilla cake recipe and then add more flavor. I add orange liqueur directly into the batter and you can also add the zest of one or two orange for an even more intense flavor. If you don’t have orange liqueur, you can also add a bit of orange oil that’s typically used for candy. It’s intense and will add so much great flavor!
Assembling the Cake
Once the orange vanilla cake layers are cooled, I spread each layer with sweet and tangy orange marmalade. I love the slightly bitter flavor from the orange rind; it combines so well with the sweet cake and chocolate ganache. And you can’t have an orange marmalade cake without orange buttercream frosting! I added more orange liqueur to the buttercream; feel free to add orange zest to the mix, too!
To add the finishing touches, I poured over some chocolate ganache – it’s the perfect addition to this marmalade cake! It adds both beauty and incredible flavor! I have a separate video recipe for my ‘Chocolate Ganache’ if you want a more in-depth tutorial for making it! Add some orange wedges on top to finish off the cake!
Enjoyed this delicious, zesty cake recipe? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
- Orange Chocolate Cake Bars – the most delicious orange chocolate sheet cake covered with chocolate ganache!
- Chocolate Orange Cheesecake – rich, chocolate cake with orange zest, whipped cream and more oranges!
- Upside-Down Orange Honey Cake – delicate honey cake with orange slices baked right in; assembled with a simple whipped cream!
- Mandarin Mousse Cake – this fluffy citrus mousse cake is dotted with mandarin pieces and topped with orange jello!