Easy & Delicious One-Bowl Orange Molasses Snack Cake (Healthy-ish!)

Orange Molasses Snack Cake, Cut in Pieces on Plate

A perfect snack cake is this orange molasses cake, which is easy and healthy when that urge for something sweet and delectable strikes. This molasses sheet cake with citrus is incredibly moist and tender with a simple delicious topping of grated orange rind and plain sugar. In this post, I’ll share this wonderful cake recipe with you and how quick it is to make.

This recipe is one that won’t consume all your time laboring over it. You’ll just be grating orange rind, then sifting and beating all the ingredients with the exception of the topping to sprinkle over the waiting batter in your cake pan.

As you may have noticed, this is another healthier cake recipe with canola oil that is a better option being is rich in good fats and no trans fats for reducing cholesterol when baking than butter or shortening. This vegetable oil also has high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids for heart and brain health as well as vitamins E and K. It also has no salt and less sugar.

Orange Molasses Cake Uncut in Pan

Prep Shortcut Tips for Your Cake

Want to make this cake even faster? Here are some handy prep shortcuts to get you from craving to a cooling rack in record time!

I hate washing a lot of extra measuring cups. Therefore, I measure out the canola oil first then turn the emptied measuring cup over my cake pan to drip out the last drops for greasing the pan. After I grease the pan, I reuse it for measuring the rest of the liquids.

If you use orange rind inside the batter, then you’ll need two oranges to grate. One orange will be for the topping and the other for the batter. However, grating one orange for the rind and using the orange extract for the batter is the best way to save time.

Line up all the ingredients beforehand also will rush this recipe along instead of hunting for them later.

Sift the flour with the baking powder and baking soda will prevent that sour taste that can occur when baking soda can settle in one spot.

Give my orange molasses snack cake a try because it is awesome and can be ready in time for that next snack or dessert. Please also share my recipe with your family and friends and do come back to my blog for more.

You also may want to try my coconut orange cake, orange raisin cake and molasses cake. Those are just as yummy. You can also find a lot more recipes with orange and molasses using my search box. Check it out.

Orange Molasses Snack Cut Pieces in White Container

How to Make Easy Orange Molasses Snack Cake

1-3/4 cups of sifted flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder, leveled
½ teaspoons of baking soda, leveled
½ cups of sugar
½ cups of molasses (dark, light or blackstrap)
½ cups of milk
1/3 cup of canola oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of orange extract or 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Cake Topping:

grated rind of 1 orange (about 2 tablespoons)
1/3 cup of sugar

  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in your mixing bowl.
  2. Add the oil, sugar, milk, molasses, eggs, and orange extract or one tablespoon of the orange rind, and vanilla.
  3. Mix all the cake ingredients thoroughly with your electric mixer before pouring into a 13x9x 2-inch well-greased baking pan.

To Prepare the Cake Topping:

  1. Mix the topping ingredients together and sprinkle over the top of the unbaked cake.
  2. Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 30-35 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated. Test with a cake tester, slender knife or a toothpick to see if anything sticks for determining doneness.
  3. Serve warm or cool by cutting into squares.
  4. ENJOY!
Easy Orange Molasses Snack Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
This molasses sheet cake with citrus is incredibly moist and tender with a simple delicious topping of grated orange rind and plain sugar.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cake recipe, healthy cake recipe, orange cake with molasses, orange molasses cake, quick cake recipe, snack cake recipe
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 1-3/4 cups of sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder leveled
  • ½ teaspoons of baking soda leveled
  • ½ cups of sugar
  • ½ cups of molasses dark, light or blackstrap
  • 1/3 cup of canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of orange extract or 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • Cake Topping:
  • grated rind of 1 orange about 2 tablespoons
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
Instructions
1. Sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in your mixing bowl.

2. Add the oil, sugar, milk, molasses, eggs, and orange extract or one tablespoon of the orange rind, and vanilla.

3. Mix all the cake ingredients thoroughly with your electric mixer before pouring into a 13x9x 2-inch well-greased baking pan.

To Prepare the Cake Topping:

4. Mix the topping ingredients together and sprinkle over the top of the unbaked cake.

5. Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 30-35 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated. Test with a cake tester, slender knife or a toothpick to see if anything sticks for determining doneness.

6. Serve warm or cool by cutting into squares.

7. ENJOY!

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