Oranges are a wonderful fruit high in vitamin C. They can be eaten in both sweet and savory meals, and are so easy to incorporate into a plant-based diet. This roundup focuses on orange-flavored desserts. So, if you’ve been wanting to enjoy some orangey desserts, you’re in the right place. Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!
1. Delicate Orange Spice Cake
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This unbelievable Delicate Orange Spice Cake by Kristen Genton is full of spice with just a hint of citrus. The cake itself is delicate and moist and the fragrance of the spices will fill your home while it’s baking. It pairs perfectly with a fresh cup of black coffee.
2. Orange Creamsicle Cake With Candied Orange Peel
3. Upside-down Orange Cake
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This Upside-down Orange Cake by True Foods Blog tastes better than it looks if that’s possible. The blend of coconut flavor in it is just right! A luscious, fluffy, fruity autumn cake that looks super beautiful as well. And it is so simple to make – just 6 ingredients!
4. Grand Marnier Orange Chocolate Cupcakes
The result of these Grand Marnier Orange Chocolate Cupcakes by Charlie Rioux is delicious chocolate cupcakes with a deep orange flavor; the orange shines and is the star of this cupcake! In the frosting, you’ll taste the amazing Grand Marnier flavor!
5. Chocolate Orange Pumpkin Muffins
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Pumpkin, orange, and chocolate – united in a moist and sweet muffin. These vegan Chocolate Orange Pumpkin Muffins by Melanie Jacobs are oil-free and refined sugar-free and make a great snack for this fall season.
6. Black Bean Chocolate Orange Mousse
This Black Bean Chocolate Orange Mousse by Veronica and Amy Pearce is mega rich and super delicious. No trace of a beany taste left, just a smooth and creamy texture and a filling, protein-packed treat. It does have a fair amount of syrup in it to make it indulgent, but you could easily leave a few tablespoons out and still have yourself a yummy treat!
7. Ginger Orange Whoopie Pies
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Yippee for whoopie pies! This classic sandwich dessert just got a lot more interesting in the form of these Ginger Orange Whoopie Pies by Jessica Bose. The cakey cookies are infused with ginger and cinnamon. Spread generously between them is a creamsicle-inspired buttercream icing that has plenty of zesty orange flavor.
8. Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes
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This dessert’s flavors remind us of ice cream trucks, drippy popsicles, and sticky fingers. But don’t wait until summer for the tune of “Pop Goes the Weasel” floating down your street to feel nostalgic. Bite into these Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes by Native Foods Cafe instead.
9. Vanilla Coconut Orange Creamsicles
How do you eat layered popsicles? Do you bite off chunks, one flavor at a time, or do you like to experience both flavors at once? You can’t go wrong either way with these Vanilla Coconut Orange Creamsicles by Melissa Huggins. The vanilla cream layer is made from cool, creamy coconut milk, and the orange layer is fresh-squeezes orange juice with just a touch of zest. Enjoy these as the days warm up and you start to crave light, refreshing desserts.
10. Orange Walnut Cronut
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This Orange Walnut Cronut by Shea Cope made its rounds as popular street food and now, you can make it in your own home. These light and fluffy cronuts are flavored with fresh orange juice and zest, giving them a bright and citrusy flavor. A sprinkling of chopped walnuts and a drizzle of chocolate sauce adds a finishing touch and makes these cronuts as photo-worthy as they are tasty.
11. Date and Orange Cake
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This Date and Orange Cake by Namita Tiwari packs the moistness and flavor of oranges and sweetness of dates to create one of the richest and most delicious cakes you will ever try. And the best part? It is all plant-based!
12. Orange Shortbread Cookies
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These Orange Shortbread Cookies by Maryke Wylde are so delicious – a crunchy little shortbread style cookie, great for morning or afternoon tea. Your guests will never guess that butter was not involved in making these so tasty. Try them out, they are very simple to make!
13. Chocolate Orange Cookies
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14. Chocolate Orange Granola Bark
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This Chocolate Orange Granola Bark by Emily Wilkinson is awesome. It comes together incredibly quickly and then you need only wait for it to cool. A fair warning, though: the rich dark chocolate, toasty granola crunch, and warm citrus make this bark highly addictive.
15. Orange Coconut Truffles
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These Orange Coconut Truffles by Jesse Lane Lee are made with healthy ingredients like coconut and orange juice so you can enjoy them guilt-free. It takes you under 10 minutes to make these delicious, gluten-free truffles!
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