Orange-Glazed Coffee Cake

Orange-Glazed Coffee Cake

Share Button


  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast
  • ¼ C warm water (105-115 )
  • ½ C warm milk (105-115 )
  • ½ C orange juice
  • ½ C Pioneer® Sugar
  • ½ C ricotta cheese
  • 1 T orange zest
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 ½ – 4 C flour


  • 1 egg lightly beaten


  • 1 C Pioneer® Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  • 1 ½ – 2 T orange juice


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until foamy, 5-10 minutes. Stir the warm milk, orange juice, Pioneer® Sugar, ricotta cheese, orange zest, salt and egg into the yeast mixture. Beat 2 cups of flour into the yeast mixture with an electric mixer (paddle attachment) or a food processor until a wet dough forms. Beat in reaming flour until a stiff dough forms. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, adding more flour as needed to prevent sticking. Place dough in a large greased bowl, turning to coat. Cover loosely with saran wrap and a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 ½ hours.
  2. Grease a 10-inch spring-form pan. Punch down the dough and knead for 1-2 minutes on a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in three equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 20-inch long rope. Braid the ropes together. Coil braided dough into the pan, tuck end under. Cover loosely with saran wrap and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 425° F. Brush the dough with the egg glaze. Bake for 25-30 minutes (tent aluminum foil over the cake if it browns too fast). When done, remove the side of the pan to cool on rack.


  1. Mix the Pioneer® Confectioners Powdered Sugar and orange juice together until smooth. Spread over the warm cake and serve.

Cook's Note

The recipe for this yummy cake is deceptive. With no added butter or oil, you wouldn’t expect this cake to be as moist and rich as it is. I always make it in my food processor, so there’s no kneading by hand for me!
**From the Kitchen of: Barbara Kupferschmidt of East Lansing, MI.
Orange-Glazed Coffee Cake
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

While every effort is made to ensure that the information contained in the recipes on our website is accurate, not all recipes are tested by Michigan Sugar Company. Michigan Sugar Company does not guarantee the outcome of these recipes and are prepared at your own risk. Most recipes are submitted through visitors and recipe contests sponsored by Pioneer Sugar®.