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was very easy to put together. came out light and fluffy. Didn't have any orange zest on hand so had to do without. If not using zest a tsp of orange flavored extract would be a good idea to help bring out the orange flavor. Next time I make this I think I'll add a drop or two of orange food color just for a little color contrast between the cake and the icing. overall we really enjoyed this cake and will be making for the next social function when asked to bake. Thanks Syd for adding to my keeper box. Made for 1-2-3 hits tag game.
Done for Valentine's Day! Moisty, delicious and my family could not get enough!
I did not have 3 cups of powdered sugar for the glaze, I had to reduce the amount and for the filling I used a mix of my ginger/quince marmelade and two spoons of your glaze. Turned out perfect!
We will do this again for sure!
I made this in a bundt pan which baked for 50 minutes and turned out perfect! It has a very nice fresh orange flavor...probably because I used fresh oranges! I made the frosting more of a glaze consistency and coated the outside of it. I would like to try it with an orange sugar syrup poured over poked holes in the cake. This would also be great with chocolate chips or dried cranberries. Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.
This goes together very quickly--very orange-y and fragrant, holds its shape nicely when cutting into pieces. My only question was concerning direction #6...it sounds like there you should add the dry mixture and some OTHER liquid mixture to the orange mixture in #5. Suggest deleting the phrase "to this orange mixture" and just say to alternate adding the orange and flour mixtures to the butter mixture. Anyway....we very much enjoyed this cake, and will keep it handy. I think next time I will ALSO add some orange marmalade. Ymmm!
I made a half amount for a single layer cake as it just two of us for awhile. I had to skip the orange zest as I don't have any fresh oranges at the moment but I thought that the juice gave it a great light orange flavor. It was certainly there but not overly strong. It made a very good "everyday" cake and I think that DH will be zipping through it faster than I had expected.