15 Zesty Orange Desserts to Sweeten Your Day

Krystal Smith

Food & Drink

Fom moist cakes to creamy cheesecakes and tangy cookies, each dish offers a burst of sunshine in every bite. Whether you’re craving a zesty dessert or a refreshing sorbet, these recipes are sure to brighten your day and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Olive Oil Orange Cake

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Bake a little sunshine into dessert with this Olive Oil Orange Cake. Freshly squeezed juice, orange zest and olive oil are the magical ingredients in this moist, tender cake. Bright and tasty, this citrusy treat is a sunny slice of heaven. Get the Recipe: Olive Oil Orange Cake

Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bar

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The Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bar is a delightful treat crafted with expertise and simplicity. With just seven ingredients, this creamy concoction boasts a no-bake filling, while only the graham cracker crust requires time in the oven. This recipe uses freshly squeezed Cara Cara orange juice, blending it with whipping cream and cream cheese to evoke nostalgic flavors of an orange creamsicle. Get the Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bar

Orange Loaf Cake Recipe

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Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dessert to impress your family and friends? Look no further than this mouth-watering orange loaf cake! With its perfect balance of tangy and sweet flavors, this cake is sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection. Get the Recipe: Orange Loaf Cake Recipe

Chocolate Orange Cake

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Perfect for layering, this dark chocolate orange cake is rich and slightly dense. Topped with chocolate orange frosting, it’s an excellent winter cake, with fresh orange in both the cake and the frosting. If you like a Terry’s chocolate orange, you’ll love this. Get the Recipe: Chocolate Orange Cake 

Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Soft and Chewy Orange Creamsicle Cookies made with fresh orange zest and juice and white chocolate chips. This Orange White Chocolate Cookie recipe is the perfect orange cookie. Get the Recipe: Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Moist Cranberry Orange Bread

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This easy cranberry orange bread with orange glaze is moist, tasty, flavorful, and sharp. It has the right amount of tart from the fresh cranberries, the sweetness of the orange juice, and flavors from the zest. Get the Recipe: Moist Cranberry Orange Bread

Vegan Orange Olive Oil Loaf Cake

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Fluffy and easy vegan orange cake drizzled with zesty orange icing. Comes together in one bowl with pantry staple ingredients!
Get the Recipe: Vegan Orange Olive Oil Loaf Cake

Orange Almond Cake

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The flourless almond cake, featuring almond flour, freshly-squeezed orange juice, zest, and oil, is a gluten-free delight with a citrusy twist. Get the Recipe: Orange Almond Cake

Pressure Cooker Dreamy Orange Cheesecake

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Orange and chocolate are two beloved flavors that have been ingeniously combined to create the Pressure Cooker Dreamy Orange Cheesecake. The crust is made of chocolate sandwich cookies, while the cheesecake filling is infused with the essence of orange zest and fresh orange juice. Get the Recipe: Pressure Cooker Dreamy Orange Cheesecake

Orange Sorbet

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Easy three ingredient orange sorbet served in citrus shell cups. All you need is orange juice, sugar, and water! Get the Recipe: Orange Sorbet

Orange Pound Cake With Citrus Glaze

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Made with fresh orange zest and orange juice in the cake and a combination of orange juice and lemon juice in the two glazes this delicious cake has amazing citrusy flavor in every bite. The cake is tender, soft and moist, easy to make, and will have you coming back for more. Get the Recipe: Easy Orange Pound Cake With Citrus Glaze

Orange Cranberry Cookies

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Soft melt-in-your-mouth orange cranberry cookies start with an orange butter cookie full of cranberries then top it all with a sweet orange glaze. These cookies are bursting with flavor, and are such delicious holiday cookies. Get the Recipe: Orange Cranberry Cookies

Copycat Panera Bread Glazed Orange Scone

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This easy orange scone recipe is complete with a luscious glaze featuring a bright orange flavor, provided by orange extract, and orange zest and juice, that adds the perfect finishing touch. Prepare to be the most popular house in town for a breakfast meet-up or coffee break with these homemade flaky scones. Get the Recipe: Copycat Panera Bread Glazed Orange Scone

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

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These simple chocolate orange cupcakes are made with real oranges and rich cocoa powder. Fabulous on their own or with decadent chocolate orange frosting.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Orange Brownies

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These orange brownies are so light and refreshing, with amazing orange flavor. They’re a nice change from traditional brownies.

Get the Recipe: Orange Brownies

Cranberry Orange Muffins

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This fluffy, easy cranberry orange muffins recipe is a perfect blend of tangy and sweet! These super moist muffins are bursting with the vibrant flavors of fresh orange zest and tart cranberries in every single bite. Get the Recipe: Cranberry Orange Muffins

Tres Leches Cake

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Gluten-free Tres Leches Cake is made with a combination of gluten-free flours and is just as decadent and indulgent as the original version. Whether you’re gluten intolerant or just looking for a tasty dessert that everyone can enjoy gluten-free Tres Leches Cake is a must-try. Get the Recipe: Tres Leches Cake

Vegan Lemon Matcha Marble Loaf Recipe

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This unique dessert combines the bright, zesty flavor of lemon with the earthy bitterness of matcha to create a tantalizing taste experience. Made with simple ingredients like all-purpose flour, almond milk, and vegetable oil, this cake is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Get the Recipe: Vegan Lemon Matcha Marble Loaf Recipe

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