Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Orange Sour Cream Cake

84.  I love to bake bundt cakes and really get excited when I find a new baking tool or bundt pan in my travels. Some people refer to this pan as a "tube" pan.   My most favorite pan is the one I picked up in a yard sale for $1.00 while vacationing in Door County, Wisconsin.  Our dear friends, Chris and Al, invited us to join them many years ago, to spend some "R&R" time with their family.  Our oldest daughter was 3 years old, (She'll be 22 this week!).  We stayed in a little cabin next to the water, battled with a mouse who came to visit us each night, picked cherries that were in season at the time and made wild flower wreaths to sell in our craft shop when we returned home.

During a walk, the one day, we passed a yard sale with items laid on blankets and odd tables and chairs...and that's when I purchased my bundt pan.  It brings back these memories each time I use it!

So, today, I am making an Orange Sour Cream Cake recipe, which turned out moist and very flavorful!  I added walnuts to the batter as well.  I found this recipe on the "eating out loud" Blog.   

Orange Sour Cream Cake 
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
8 oz. butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
3 tablespoons fresh orange zest & ½ cup ground walnuts

Orange Icing
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. zest
2-3 tablespoons orange juice

Preheat oven to 350, prepare pans by greasing them and dusting with flour.

Cream together the sugar and butter. Slowly add the sour cream, eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Slowly add dry ingredients, and mix till smooth. Add orange juice and zest, mix to combine. Place into a greased and floured "bundt" or "tube" pan. Bake for about 1 hour or until cake tests done. If baking in 2 pans, bake for about 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done.

Allow cake to rest 5 minutes before removing from pan.
Let cake cool completely before drizzling Orange Icing over.

It is delightful with a cup of coffee or tea!  

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1 comment:

Allen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the shape of your pan - what a steal for $1 :-)

I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe and like your use of nuts in it too. Thanks for trying it!


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