Orange Pecan Cake Recipe

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Lynn Published: January 11, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Orange Pecan Cake

Surprise your kids with this rich and creamy orange pecan cake on their birthday. Made tastier with Grand Marnier poured into it before baking.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • ½cupbutter,softened
  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • ¾cuppacked brown sugar
  • 2eggs
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 1cupsour cream
  • 2tbsporange zest
  • 1 ⅞cupsall-purpose flour
  • ¾tspbaking powder
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¾cuppecans,chopped
  • ¼cuporange juice
  • 2tbspbrandy-based orange liqueur,such as Grand Marnier®


  1. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine, ¾ cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs, then add vanilla, sour cream, and orange rind.

  3. Beat the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Stir in the pecans. Pour the batter into a greased and floured tube pan.

  4. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining ¼ cup sugar, the orange juice, and the liqueur.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour or until it tests done with a toothpick.

  6. Pour the orange juice mixture over the hot cake. Transfer to a rack to cool.


  • Calories: 279.31kcal
  • Fat: 14.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.59g
  • Trans Fat: 0.27g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.69g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.49g
  • Fiber: 0.85g
  • Sugar: 27.64g
  • Protein: 2.65g
  • Cholesterol: 48.82mg
  • Sodium: 127.18mg
  • Calcium: 58.53mg
  • Potassium: 92.73mg
  • Iron: 0.82mg
  • Vitamin A: 94.98µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.59mg
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