Thursday, February 28, 2013

Whole Orange Cake

I was flipping through a magazine (thank you airline miles freebie) and saw this recipe.  I immediately tore out the page and recycled the rest.  We happen to have a Costco sized box of oranges in the garage, and I knew it would make the perfect breakfast dessert.
I was right.
Loaded with orange flavor, tender flecks of peel; moist and not too sweet. 
This one's going on my Pinterest board. 
There will be Whole Orange Cake again in our future.

Whole Orange Cake
serves 12
 1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 whole oranges
*ends trimmed, cut into chunks,
seeded and processed in a food processor
(skin and all!)
until mostly smooth but not pureed*
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 TBSP plus 1 tsp orange juice

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Coat a 10-cup bundt pan with oil spray.
In a large bowl mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.  Beat in eggs.  Add 1 1/2 cups pureed whole orange mixture to batter and mix until blended.  Add dry ingredients and mix until smooth.  Spread batter in prepared pan.
Bake about 50-55 minutes.
Cool pan for 10 minutes then invert pan to remove cake.
Invert cake onto plate and drizzle with glaze.
Let the glaze set then slice the cake.


ellen said...


Doran & Jody said...

Oh for SLURP sakes!
Will you make me one too?

Annie said...

Ooo, I'm going to make one this weekend. Sounds delish!