Citrus Breakfast Cake


For a special breakfast treat, drizzle a mixture of powdered sugar and orange juice over this warm cake and top with nuts.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 4 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 4 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • ¾ cup butter, melted

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 3 - 4 teaspoon orange juice

  • 2 tablespoon toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Lightly coat a 10-inch fluted tube pan with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, orange peel, lemon peel, snipped rosemary, baking soda, and salt.

  2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, buttermilk, and butter. Add to flour mixture and stir just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

  3. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert onto a serving platter. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and enough orange juice to make a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm cake. Sprinkle with nuts. Serve warm. If desired, top with rosemary sprigs. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

421 Calories
14g Fat
70g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 421
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 380mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 143mg 3%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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