Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fresh Orange Cake

I recently got in the baking mood and leafing through a few cookbooks found this recipe for Fresh Orange, is it ever good! You don't need fancy ingredients for it either. I found this recipe in "The Cake Doctor" by Anne Bryn.

Fresh Orange Cake

Vegetable oil spray (I use Pam)
Flour for dusting pan
1 package yellow cake mix with pudding
1 cup fresh orange juice (about 5 oranges or from the carton)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 t. vanilla
4 large eggs

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a Bundt pan with spray and dust it with flour. Shake out excess flour.Set aside.
Place the cake mix, orange juice,oil, sugar, vanilla and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low for 1 minute. Stop and scrape down sides, Increase motor speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes more, scraping down sides as you need to. The batter should be thick and well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and place in oven.

Bake the cake until its golden brown and just starts to pull away from pan. 45 to 47 minutes. Remove pan from oven and let sit for 20 minutes. Run a long sharp knife around the edge of the cake and invert it onto a rack to cool..let cool for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile prepare the glaze.
1 cup powdered sugar
3 T. fresh orange juice
1 t. freshly grated orange zest
Combine into a small bowl and stir with a spoon until well blended.

Place the cake on a platter and drizzle the glaze over the top and let it dribble down the sides and into the middle. Let it set for a while before slicing. 

Store this with a cover or cover it with plastic wrap at room temperature for up to a week. Or it can be frozen.

We are getting oranges here at our local fruit stand for around $5.00 for a 5 lb. bag and they are local. So sweet and good! We're enjoying them like candy.