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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Orange Cake

Yield: 3 - 8 inch round cakes

This cake is like an orange dream. You can frost them with any frosting you choose but whipped cream frosting is my favorite. It makes the cake taste like an orangesicle. For light or heavy decorating!



The dark color throughout the cake in the photo is orange syrup. You can add orange coloring if you want a brighter appearance.





Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange extract
  • Orange food coloring if you would like a brighter, more appealing color


Orange Syrup:

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Decorations for this cake can be purchased at The Flower Store




Directions:

Preheat oven tto 325 degrees F.

In large mixing bowl, beat oil, sugar, extract, and eggs.

Beat in orange juice and milk.

In a seperate bowl, thoroughly combine flour and baking soda.

Beat flour into wet mixture a little at a time until all is added and mix until creamy.

Pour equal amounts of batter into 3 - 8 inch round pans that have been greased and floured.

Bake cakes about 30 minutes or until butter knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool on wire racks.

While cakes are baking, add the 2 cups orange juice with the 1/2 cup sugar to a sauce pan.
Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium immediately stirring constantly to avoid burning on the bottom.
Cook on medium heat stirring for 15 minutes or until liquid gets a syrup consistency.
Let set to cool.

Pour orange syrup onto the surface of each cake slowly, leaving equal amounts for each cake.
Frost and decorate cake as desired.

This cake browns quickly and appears done before it actually is, so be sure to test it and if needed, cover the cake loosely with foil to stop surface browning if it begins to get too dark.

When I make this, I level and stack them, so the surface is always cut off, so I dont mind the browning.

It is definitely worth the effort and quirkiness of this recipe.

I really love these cakes covered with whipped cream frosting.

Decorations for this cake can be purchased at The Flower Store

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