Baking With Booze- Orange Cake With Cointreau

30 cm loaf cake
1 hr 10 min

Be sure to include this cake when planning your next party. It is moist,crumbly textured,citrusy with a hint of alcohol; super delicious. It will definitely make it to your list of cake favorites.

Why Cointreau?

Cointreau is an orange-flavoured triple sec liqueur. It should be a staple in every home bar, as it is the key ingredient in many cocktails such as; margaritas, cosmopolitans and many others. One of my go-to cocktails is the Cointreau fizz- a combination of oranges, cointreau, soda water and mint.

The decision to bake this cake was an easy one to make for several reasons: I have an ongoing love affair with cointreau, plus I love the addition of alcohol in cakes. Finally, this recipe is basically my go-to cocktail in a cake.

Topping the Cake:

The Icing on this cake is an Orange and Cointreau Syrup accompanied by caramelized orange slices.Not only does the syrup help to keep the cake moist, it also adds flavor which is always good! For those fancy dinners or parties, you can also add caramelized orange slices and be sure to impress your guests.

Baking With Booze- Orange Cake With Cointreau
Recipe details
  • 30  cm loaf cake
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 10 min
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  • 250 grams butter (1 cup+2 tbsp)
  • 150 grams sugar (¾ cup)
  • 5 eggs
  • 250 grams flour (1½ cup flour)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • 5 tbsp Cointreau
  • ¼ cup orange juice (squeezed)
  • 1 tbsp orange rind
  • 1 tbsp butter for cake mold
Orange Glaze
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp cointreau
  • ½ cup sugar

Preheat oven to 170°c (338°f)
Add baking powder and salt to flour and mix .
With a a cake mixer, mix butter and sugar to a creamy mass. This will take approximately 3minutes.
Add eggs two at a time and mix on high speed between each addition.
Add flour mixture half a cup at a time, cointreau and orange rind.
Pour batter into a buttered and floured 30cm loaf pan.
Bake for 40minutes or till skewer comes out clean.
Orange Cointreau Glaze
Mix sugar, orange juice and cointreau together in a sauce pot and bring to a boil.Let it boil for about 10minutes till it turns translucent and the syrup thickens.
Poke holes into cake with skewer and pour syrup over cake and top with some orange segments.
Winnie Khamal Macbailey
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  • KC KC on May 14, 2022

    Sounds delicious! Now I just need someone to come and make one for me. I will save this recipe just in case I get ambitious one day. Thanks!

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    • Kathleen Kathleen on May 15, 2022

      I'm with ya KC! But this one sounds so good I'm going to give it a try using a box white or yellow cake mix! EEEK! I can hear bakers now!

  • Jo Ann Puri Jo Ann Puri on May 15, 2022

    Girls, if you are not disabled in any way, make the cake. You'll be glad you did. Do it for disabled people like me who's on oxygen, a continually pumped medicine and deal with true fatigue. I finally made the 2- ingredient lemon bars (Angel food cake mix and 2 jars of lemon curd). They are yummy and it was so fun to send some home with my daughter when she came to change out my medicine pump. It only took me 3 months to get up the knob to do it. If someone who bakes would stop in with samples it would thrill me.

    I'm curious as to size of pan to use and whether it needs to be greased and floured or not.

    Jo Ann P

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    • Gloria Casillas Gloria Casillas on May 15, 2023

      Speedy and complete recovery