Orange Liqueur Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup chopped pecans
  • 1
    (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix with pudding (2-layer size)
  • 12
    cup vegetable oil
  • 12
    cup triple sec or 1/2 cup other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 2
    teaspoons orange zest
  • 14
    cup orange juice
  • 14
    cup water
  • Glaze
  • 12
    cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
  • 14
    cup orange juice
  • 34
    cup sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon orange zest
  • 12
    cup triple sec or 1/2 cup other orange-flavored liqueur
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sprinkle pecans in bottom of a greased and floured 10-inch Bundt pan.
  • Set aside.
  • Combine remaining ingredients except Glaze in a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat 30 seconds at low speed of electric mixer, then 2 minutes at.
  • medium speed.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in.
  • center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove and let cool.
  • completely on wire rack.
  • Using a wooden pick, pierce cake at 1-inch intervals.
  • Spoon Glaze over cake.
  • Glaze: Melt butter in heavy saucepan.
  • Stir in orange juice and sugar.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in orange peel and liqueur.
  • Makes 1 1/4 cups.
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