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Orange Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Topping


This coffee cake recipe is made with orange juice and topped with an orange cinnamon topping.

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, 9 ounces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter


Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan. Heat the oven to 400° F (200° C/Gas 6).

combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and 1/3 cup of sugar; add 1 to 2 teaspoons of orange zest. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl whisk together the milk, orange juice, egg, and vanilla; add all at once then stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan.


In a bowl, combine the 1/2 cup sugar, 1 to 2 tablespoons of orange zest, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and the butter. Work with a fork or fingers until crumbly.

Sprinkle the topping crumb mixture over the batter. 

 Bake 30 minutes. Serve orange coffee cake warm.


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