Orange Cream Cheese Loaf

Orange Cream Cheese Loaf

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Baking Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8-10 slices


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • Optional: powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar:
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened unsalted butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy using an electric mixer.
  4. Add Eggs and Flavorings:
    • Add the eggs one at a time to the creamed butter and sugar mixture, beating well after each addition.
    • Mix in the vanilla extract, orange zest, and freshly squeezed orange juice until combined.
  5. Incorporate Cream Cheese:
    • Add the softened cream cheese to the batter and beat until smooth and well incorporated.
  6. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients mixture into the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix.
  7. Bake the Loaf:
    • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  8. Cool and Serve:
    • Allow the orange cream cheese loaf to cool in the pan for about 10-15 minutes.
    • Carefully remove the loaf from the pan and transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Optional Dusting:
    • Once the loaf has cooled, you can dust the top with powdered sugar for decoration before slicing and serving.


  • For a more pronounced orange flavor, you can increase the amount of orange zest or add a splash of orange extract to the batter.
  • You can add chopped nuts (such as pecans or walnuts) or dried cranberries to the batter for added texture and flavor.
  • Store the cooled orange cream cheese loaf in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for longer freshness.

Nutritional Information (per serving, based on 10 servings):

  • Calories: 290 kcal
  • Total Fat: 14g
    • Saturated Fat: 8g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 85mg
  • Sodium: 160mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 38g
    • Dietary Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: 23g
  • Protein: 4g

Enjoy this moist and flavorful orange cream cheese loaf as a delightful treat for breakfast, brunch, or as a snack with your favorite hot beverage!

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