Orange Spice Coffee Cake

Orange Spice Coffee Cake

Sweet, tangy Limoneira® orange and spices come together in this delicious coffee cake, with a streusel topping for a crunchy finish. The cake keeps well, and will stay moist for days of delectable coffee breaks. The trick is the yogurt for a firm batter.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American



  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Limoneira® orange zest & juice
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powdered
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt

Streusel Topping

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup candied ginger chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup butter cut into pieces


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan.


  • Before you begin, set aside half the orange juice and zest. (You’ll add them to the topping.)
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until the mixture is fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time as you continue to beat.
  • Now add (half) the orange juice and zest.
  • In a second bowl, measure the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder and salt. Toss to combine.
  • With the yogurt measured into a small bowl, add about a third of the flour mixture to the butter/sugar/eggs, beating to combine.
  • Next, add about a third of the yogurt.
  • Continue alternating the dry ingredients and yogurt until all the ingredients have been incorporated.
  • Transfer into the prepared baking dish.


  • Combine the brown sugar, flour, candied ginger, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Add the remaining orange juice and zest, and stir to blend.
  • Cut in the butter with knives or your fingers until combined. The mixture should be coarse, with crumble about the size of peas or smaller.
  • Carefully add the topping on top of the cake batter, trying to spread it evenly.
  • Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes. A clean knife inserted into the center should come out clean.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container.
Keyword Oranges
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