Thursday, May 24, 2012

Orange Cream Cake

The picture that started it all…

How could you not want to dive right in?  Let’s do that.
This cake is so simple (and delish)!

You will need:
1 box Duncan Hines Butter Golden Cake
3 eggs
1 stick butter
Orange juice (to replace the water called for on the box)
8 oz. sour cream
1/4 c. heavy whipping cream
1 can vanilla icing


     Combine all ingredients according to the directions on the box, using orange juice instead of water and adding the ingredients not indicated.  (Note: when the box tells you to mix for four minutes…actually do this.  Usually I get tired and stop once it’s all incorporated, but continuing to mix puts a lot of air into the batter and makes it very fluffy.)

That mixer is 25-years-old and still running like a dream.

     Pour into a well-greased bundt pan (we greased ours with Crisco) and bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


     When the cake comes out of the oven it will have puffed up quite a bit; don’t get excited, it’s going to fall.  When it has cooled, turn it out onto a plate.  Before serving, heat regular old frosting from a can in the microwave and drizzle it over the cake.
Done and done!  The cake is super moist.  Honestly, it doesn’t have all that much of an orangey flavor, but it’s enough to give it a little kick.  The next time I make it I might put a few mandarin oranges in the batter and/or use them as garnish.

     I love bundt cakes.  They’re adorable and so much easier to cut than regular cake.  This one was for my sister’s birthday, but it would be perfect just to have any old time.  I hope you love it!

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Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

That sounds like the perfect summer cake! YUM!

Valerie Griffin said...

looks so good!

Kerrie said...

pinned it!

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Mmm, sounds delicious!!
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Jenn said...

Sounds delicious!

Maria said...

Mmmm this cake looks and sounds so delicious! That glaze looks wonderful!

Erin said...

This sounds delicious! I bet the orange juice adds the right touch of flavor! YUM!

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow wow wow is all i have to say. that cake looks great and orange is something unusual and would be a fun flavor to make!

Megan said...

WOW! That looks totally amazing!! I'd definitely want to dive right in!

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

I am really into citrus desserts right now and this sounds so yummy! I'm glad you linked it up since it's exactly the stuff I've been hoping to make!