Saturday, April 6, 2013

orange spice cake...

i have been at the beach coming on a month now, i brought with me bushels of home grown oranges. i have juiced gallons and gallons since i have been here, and the pile never dissappears... its been wet and foggy all week, with scotts return today i thought time to bake something fresh. hmm, how about them thar oranges... note the beach speak~

of course the fun part is adding tags to share with my neighbors...

its not as if i can't tell them what i baked...

i just prefer they read it :-)

baking is always extra speedy here, i pop them hot from the oven right out to the cold sea air thats always flowing swifty from the sea...

they cool extra fast and frosting quickly hardens...

inside for a quick wrap and bow...

and away they go~

orange spice cake

cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
Zest of 3 oranges
1 tsp vanilla
cube melted butter
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ cups all purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. i used 8 mini loaf pans greased

hand mix wet then dry, bake for 30' until toothpick clean

For soaking warm cake, heat then drizzle
1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar

For glazing cooled cake:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
2 teaspoons Orange Zest