Easy Orange Liqueur Cake

Orange Bundt Cake

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 75 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
345 Calories
22g Fat
19g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 345
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 11g
Calcium 20mg 2%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Add excitement to a yellow cake mix by transforming it with fresh orange zest, chopped pecans, and some orange liqueur.

This orange cake recipe includes Curacao and Triple Sec along with an easy to make glaze. 


  • 1 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1 (18.25 oz) package yellow cake mix with pudding
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Curacao (or Triple Sec)
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 granulated cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup Curacao (or Triple Sec)

Steps to Make It

  1. Sprinkle pecans over the bottom of a greased and floured 10-inch Bundt cake pan.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except glaze. Beat with an electric mixer on 30 seconds at low speed; then beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.

  3. Pour batter into prepared pan; bake at 325 F for 1 hour, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan and let cool completely on wire rack. Pierce cake all over with meat fork, skewer, or wooden pick.

  4. Make the glaze: melt butter in a heavy saucepan. Stir in orange juice and sugar; bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in orange zest and liqueur.

  5. Spoon glaze slowly over the cake, letting it sink in.

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