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This was one of my favorite cakes when I was a child. We lived with orange trees all around us. My father planted one tree they called a "June bloom", which meant that we almost always had our own fresh homegrown oranges for anything we wanted. The cake has several simple steps, but is very easy and quickly put together. If my mother added the brandy when making the syrup, I never knew it. It has become one of my own family's favorites, as well as one that I'm often asked to make for birthdays and other family celebrations.
Mix sugar and orange juice in a small saucepan until sugar is all melted. Do not boil. Set aside to cool slightly, then add brandy (or Southern Comfort). You are going to baste the baked HOT cake with this syrup, as soon as it comes out of the oven and the rim of the pan is removed.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at the time beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and stir in until batter is smooth. Sift flour and salt together. Add baking soda to sour cream and stir.
Add flour mixture and sour cream mixture alternately mixing after each addition. End with flour. Fold in orange zest, pecans, and raisins until thoroughly blended.
Bake in greased and floured tube pan about 45 minutes at 375 degrees F. Test for doneness.
Remove cake from oven, carefully remove outer rim from tube pan, and place cake still on the pan's bottom on a cake plate, then immediately baste hot cake with reserved orange syrup. Baste slowly so as to get all the syrup into cake.
When cake is cool, it will be easily removed from the bottom of the pan to the plate. Run a knife around the tube part of the pan, then slide the knife between the cake and the bottom of the cake pan and carefully move it onto the plate.
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45 + Minutes Cooking Time
Source: My Mother's recipe. I believe it came from my maternal grandmother, since I ate the same cake at her home when I was a kid.
By Julia from Boca Raton, FL
This is a nice change from an ordinary slice of cake.
Cut 12-18 12-inch squares of heavy-duty foil; set aside. Cut 1-inch slice from top of each orange. Scoop out orange fruit and pulp. Leave peel intact as a baking cup.
Prepare cake according to package directions. Fill each orange peel 2/3 full with prepared cake batter. Replace top of each orange. Place one filled orange in center of foil piece. Bring foil together at top and twist to make airtight. Place in coals for 15-20 minutes.
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15-20 Minutes Cooking Time
Source: Dian Thomas
By Ron from Cortez, CO
This unique cake is sure to be a hit at your next holiday party.
Mix 1 cup of the flour and salt, and cut candy and dates into it. Add nuts and coconut and mix. Cream margarine and sugar together. Add eggs and mix well.
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Does anyone have a recipe for orange cake?
You can do a variation on an orange cake, using up ingredients that might be in the pantry:
cut an angel food cake in half (horizontally), spread a layer of cool whip or frosting mixed with bits of orange jellied slices of candy, top it with the other half of the cake, spread cool whip or vanilla frosting. On top and sides, scatter the bits of orange jellied candy.
This may give you an idea of how to be creative with what you already have in the house.
If you use Cool Whip, I do not know how long it will last, so if you are making it the day before an event, this might not function. Best to make a test first.
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By Robin from Washington, IA
SUBMITTED BY: Kathleen Gingras
"A delightful orange frosting is the secret to this cake from Kathleen Gingras of Thorold, Ontario. 'It is great with a scoop of ice cream,' she suggests."
Original recipe yield: 12 servings
PREP TIME 25 Min
COOK TIME 30 Min
READY IN 55 Min
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the orange juice, water, orange peel and almond extract; mix well. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the frosting, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter and enough orange juice to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cake. (10/09/2006)