Cara Cara Orange Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing


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15 mins
20 mins
Cara Cara Orange Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

This delicate cake is bright, full of flavor, and perfect for any occasion! 


For the Cake:

  • 250 grams (about 2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (from about 2 oranges)
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest (from about 1 orange)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar

For the Icing:

  • 8 oz (one package) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (one stick) butter, room temperature)
  • 250 grams (about 2 cups) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 F

  • Grease 2 cake pans (I used one 8-inch round cake pan and 1 horse shaped pan, but you can use 2 8-inch round cake pans)

  • In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, mix together the milk, orange juice, orange zest, yogurt, vanilla, eggs and sugar. Sift in the dry mixture and whisk together just until combined.

  • Pour into pans and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until done.

  • Let cool completely.

  • To make the frosting, whip up the cream cheese with the butter until light and airy.

  • Add powdered sugar, a pinch of salt, orange zest and juice and whip until smooth. Ice cooled cakes.


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