Pink Grapefruit Cake with Ginger Grapefruit Glaze

This light and delicious Pink Grapefruit Cake is simple to prepare and drizzled with a gorgeous grapefruit glaze. Made with cream cheese, fresh pink grapefruit juice, and sweet brown sugar, the flavor and texture are both divine! 

grapefruit cake on stand

Grapefruit is not always the go to fruit for cakes, but it really should be! This glazed Pink Grapefruit Cake is moist, fresh and the perfect balance between tart and sweet!

How To Make This Pink Grapefruit Cake – Step By Step


In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Then, in a mixer bowl, cream together granulated sugar, butter and cream cheese. Beat on HIGH 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at-a-time, beating on MEDIUM until incorporated after each addition, then add the oil, zest, grapefruit juice and vanilla; beat until incorporated.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 325°F for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs.

While the cake bakes, prepare the Ginger Grapefruit Glaze:


In a medium bowl, whisk together juice, zest, oil, ginger paste, and salt. Add powdered sugar and whisk until creamy and smooth.

Transfer the cake to a cooling rack, cool 10 minutes then invert cake onto the rack – turn cake upright. Cool completely.

Drizzle with glaze and sprinkle evenly with the crystallized ginger.


side shot of grapefruit cake
cake on stand

An Easy Cake Recipe

This Grapefruit Cake is perfect for any last minute cake emergencies! It’s delicious, looks great and is simple to make. If you’re a novice baker, it’s perfect.

A Delicious Glaze

This sweet and tangy grapefruit cake doesn’t really need a glaze, but it works so well and it’s so easy.

This simple grapefruit glaze adds even more grapefruit flavor. It comes together quickly and easily with a handful of ingredients. Just a few whisks and you’re done!

top down shot of grapefruit cake
cake with icing

Can You Freeze This Grapefruit Cake?

Yes, simply bake this bundt cake up to 1 month in advance and tightly wrap it in 2 layers of plastic wrap before placing it in the freezer. When ready to serve, remove it from the freezer and let thaw at room temperature in the plastic wrap for 6-8 hours or overnight.

If you have frozen the cake with glazed on it, then let it defrost in the fridge. to minimize the formation of condensation on the frosting.

grapefruit cake with slice taken out
cake with slice out

Top Tips For This Grapefruit Cake

  • Rub the zest and sugar together before adding to the rest of the ingredients.  You can just do this in a bowl with your fingers.  This releases the oils in the zest and makes the sugar fragrant and much more citrusy .
  • Grease your cake pan extremely well. Bundt cakes have a tendency of keeping hold of a cake if it’s not greased well!
  • When zesting your grapefruit, make sure you only grate the pretty rosy yellow part as the white pith is very bitter.
  • To check if the cake is done, you can stick a toothpick in it, if the toothpick comes out clean, you are good to go!
slice of bundt cake

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