Recipe By Anonymous
Published Aug 30th
Orange Loaf
Prep 15m Cook 1h Additional 10m Ready In 1h 25m
Servings 1 loaf Calories 277.3

This quick-bread recipe uses orange zest and fresh orange juice for extra-bright citrus flavors everyone will love.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup margarine
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup white sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and nuts.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, beat together butter or margarine and 1 cup sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in rind and 1/2 cup juice. Pour in flour mixture, and stir until moistened. Turn into a greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
  3. 3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until done. Remove loaf from oven, but not from pan.
  4. 4 Combine 1/2 cup orange juice with 1/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Heat and stir to dissolve sugar. Spoon glaze over hot loaf. Let stand in pan for 10 minutes before removing loaf to rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 277.3
  • Carbohydrate 40 g
  • Cholesterol 31 mg
  • Fat 11.7 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 4.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.9 g
  • Sodium 278.2 mg
  • Sugar 22.9 g


  1. Thanks for the fantastic recipe for Orange Loaf, Carol~!! I agree that using butter is better for bringing out the orange taste. Besides, I have added an extra of 2T olive oil, as suggested by another reviewer, which made the loaf moistened beautifully. For the "glaze", it really helps to bring an additional orange flavor - Read more ...
  2. This needed more orange flavor. I added fresh oranges and extra orange zest still not enough flavor. I was expecting more of a sweet cake but it was somewhat bland.
  3. My husband said the bread was good but not "out of this world." I added a little extra orange juice to the bread and halved the sauce/glaze. If I were to make it again I might increase the amount of orange zest.
  4. This is one of the best "breads/cakes" i've ever made. I made the recipe just as it reads until I got to the glaze. I added about 6-8oz of orange marmalade in a sauce pan first, then added the orange juice and sugar. I let that simmer for about 3 minutes. I can't image the - Read more ...
  5. It's barely the beginning of the fall baking season and I'm already a little weary of the pumpkin, cinnamon, maple and other typical fall baked treats. This was a refreshing break. As this was baking I already decided it was worth it for the aroma alone - SO fragrant of fresh orange. It must have - Read more ...
  6. The flavor of this bread was oh so orange! Quite delightful. However, I'm giving it 4 stars because the "glaze" was too liquidy to be considered a glaze. I followed the recipe exactly and it made so much that I think it calls for reducing the "sugared juice" in the pan to thicken it into - Read more ...
  7. This is a nice loaf. I made it in 3 mini loaf pans and they took about 40 minutes to bake. I added 1/4 teaspoon of orange extract to the batter along with the rind and orange juice. The loaves would be pretty dry without the glaze so I wouldn't recommend skipping it. I thought - Read more ...
  8. This first time I made this, I think I must have accidentally used too much flour, because I felt it was too dry. I just made it again, but this time I used pineapple juice instead of orange juice, and threw in some pineapple chunks into the batter. I cannot tell you how unbelievably moist - Read more ...
  9. Very good. Much like a pound cake which is what I wanted. I used an 8x8 square dish and only baked for 45-50 minutes. The glaze came out fine but I wish I had made it thicker by letting it simmer down stirring constantly until it coats the spoon like thick syrup. As it was - Read more ...
  10. Every Christmas for as long as I can remember, my mother makes orange loaves and delivers them to the neighbours. She was improvising on another loaf recipe, though, and most often the loaves would fall, although they tasted great! I took her recipe, and came on-line. Lo and behold if this orange loaf isn't EXACTLY - Read more ...