Thursday, March 4, 2010

Foodie Friday: Orange Cake

I am joining Michael at Designs by Gollum  today for Foodie Friday .  Please click on the link and check out all the great recipes at her site.  I am willing the sunshine my way in the form of this Orange Cake.  It is a delightful cake that is easy, quick, and delicious with coffee.  The original recipe came for The Silver Palate cookbook, but I have changed it a bit.
8 TBS (1 stick) sweet butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
grated zest of 2 oranges
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 TSP baking powder
1/4 TSP salt
1/2 cup fresh orange juice (2 oranges)
2 TBS of Hazelnut Kahlu'a
Orange glaze (Recipe follows)

1. Preheat  the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10-inch bundt pan.
2. Cream the butter gradually add the sugar, beating until light.  Beat in the eggs, one at a   
    time, add the orange zest.
3. Sift the flour with baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients alternately with the orange  juice to the batter. I poured the Hazelnut Kahlu'a into the o.j. and poured it all in together.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until sides of the cake shrink away from edges of the pan and a cake tester in the center comes out clean.
5. Cool for 10 min. in pan, unmold onto rack, and drizzle with Orange Glaze while warm.  Cool before serving.
Yields: 8-10 portions

Orange Glaze
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 TSP Hazelnut Kahlu'a
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Combine orange juice, Kahlu'a, and sugar in a small saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until a light syrup forms.


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Orange cake is my favorite (tied with anything pumpkin). And it doesn't sound so very hard. I am not a baker, but I would make this delicious sounding cake! I think the addition of Hazelnut Kahlu'a makes this sound over-the-top!

Red Couch Recipes said...

This sounds very good and very "sunshiney" after a long winter! Joni

xinex said...

Mmm, the cake sounds delish!..Christine

Natasha said...

Oh wow, that looks so delicious. I haven't seen Hazelnut Kahlua before. I am going to have to look into it ASAP!

Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,

Erica said...

Yummmmm, this cake sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing your recipe and photo.

Happy Foodie Friday!

Erica :-)

Mrs. P. said...

This sounds and looks devine :)


Allie and Pattie said...

Oh yum! I have that cookbook and I LOVE anything citrus. I'm going to try your version of this- it sounds decadent!
xoxo Pattie

Kristen said...

What a beautiful spring-timey cake!

Michael Lee West said...

Just beautiful! This cake will be most welcome after our brutal winter. I have a tattered copy of the SP book and I love the tweaks you made.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

This looks like a yummy cake. I do remember the Silver Pallette cookbook but don't own one.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Yum! That is the first cookbook I bought as a newlywed, 23 years ago. I'll have to try your recipe - thank you!

Sherry said...

Hi Sherry! I saw your name and comment over on Martha's blog...Lines from Linderhof. Had to check your blog. The cake looks delicious. AND I can not believe it! I sub at the local high school...AND The Quiet Man is absolutely one of my favorite movies! I'm also fairly handy with a needle and thread...sewing and quilting. Love your Irish placemats. Don't know how much more we have in common, but we've got a good start! LOL

Rettabug said...

Sherry, I love your beautiful photo of this delicious looking cake! Soooo pretty on the blue & white plate with the addition of the yellow punch of color. Well done!

I have The Silver Palate cookbook but didn't know this recipe was in there. I think I'll print out your version & tuck it into the original recipe's page so I'll remember to do it your way.
Beautiful post!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This sounds delicious and perfect for having friends in for coffee and little something!

Thanks for your visit!