Orange cake with coconut cream cheese frosting is the perfect spring cake! Fluffy orange sheet cake covered in creamy coconut cream cheese frosting. So delicious, citrusy and great for a crowd.
Believe me when I tell you that this is everybody’s favorite orange cake.
This orange cake is so perfect for Spring. Ideal for the Easter season, it’s a cake that my grandma would make all the time. We would all lose our minds over it – it was incredible. Fluffy orange cake with creamy coconut icing. The combination is a dream!
This cake has been a long time coming.
If you’ve been around for a while, then you may have read my story about mother lovett’s orange cake. A recipe is even in that wordy post – yes that is how we structured recipes back in 2011. Secretly wish nothing had changed – ha!
Her orange cake was one of her best cakes.
Personally, I think it’s a toss up between her orange cake and her coconut cake. Both were fantastic, so fluffy, so sweet and delicious. And she barely even glanced at her recipe. She made them for so many years and years that she knew how the batter should look and feel on the spatula. And she knew exactly how much orange zest to grate!
She baked cakes or pies every weekend and was known for them. As a kid, I usually wanted chocolate or peanut butter desserts but I always made an exception for her orange cake. It was MAJOR.
Funnily enough I changed her recipe a bit. I based this on her recipe and a lemon cake from the NYT, because I wanted to make sure I could get it perfect as a 9×13 sheet cake.
Those are my favorite cakes to make! They are simple and huge crowd pleasers. My pumpkin dream cake and banana cake with espresso frosting are huge hits. So is this triple berry vanilla sheet cake! Anyone can make those cakes. And everyone loves to eat them.
Mother Lovett always frosted her orange cakes with a fabulous coconut frosting. Because I’m such a cream cheese nut, I did a coconut cream cheese frosting.
Jessica March 25, 2022 at 04:00PM