Friday, January 27, 2012

Orange Cake

I made an orange cake for the first time yesterday and was very pleased with the result.  I was a little afraid the orange-y flavor would be overwhelming but it's really not.  Nor does it taste like a cake from a mix!  
1 package vanilla cake mix
1 (3oz.) package instant vanilla pudding mix
3/4c orange juice
1/2c vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 tsp. orange extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 TBSP orange peel
For the Glaze:
1/3c orange juice
2/3c white sugar
1/4c butter
1.  Preheat oven to 325* and grease a Bundt pan.   

2.  In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and pudding mix. 
3.  Add 3/4 cup orange juice, oil, eggs , orange extract, vanilla extract, and orange peel.
4.  Beat on low speed until blended.
Then beat another 3-4 minutes on medium speed until well blended.
5.  Pour batter into prepared pan and bake approximately 40 minutes.
6.  Remove from oven and allow to cool 10 minutes in pan
before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
7.  Make the glaze by combining remaining ingredients
in a small saucepan.  Boil 2-3 minutes and remove from heat.
8.  Pour glaze into Bundt pan and return cooled cake to pan. 
Allow glaze to soak in for about 10-15 minutes
before turning out onto a serving plate.     
We had this for dessert last night and all morning
 I have resisted the urge to have a piece for breakfast!





  2. Oh it looks beautiful and sounds delish!

  3. Hi Holly,

    I'm trying to make more baked treats in 2012, and I am inspired by the scrumptious baked goods featured here. Your Orange Cake looks so moist I can almost taste it. I'll bet your kitchen smelled wonderful as this cake was baking.



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