Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Orange Juice Cake

My mom has talked about this cake for as long as I can remember, but I was not able to try it myself until recently. Right after my little girl was born, I was lucky enough to have my mother come down to spend a week with us. We didn't get to all of the baking/cooking that we had originally planned, but we did finally get this cake made. We had so much fun playing with the kids that not much of anything else got accomplished! :)

This cake is a very simple cake, and is one that I would think of as more of a breakfast cake. It was great served with a nice cup of coffee. The orange flavoring is nice and mild, not at all overwhelming. It is easy to put together and definitely is one that I would make again. From what I understand, it was my grandmother's "signature cake" and I look forward to keeping the recipe going in our family!

Orange Juice Cake

1/4 pound butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup raisins (optional-- I did not include these)
1 orange rind

For glaze:
juice from one orange
1/2 cup sugar

Cream the butter and one cup of sugar. Add the eggs and sour cream. Mix well. Agg eggs, sour cream, flour, baking soda, raisins, and orange rind. Pour into a greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

When the cake is almost done, boil orange juice with 1/2 cup of sugar. Pour slowly over hot cake. When the cake is cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Source: Millie Hult

1 comment:

  1. This looks really good! I've heard Grandma talk about it, but have never gotten around to making it. I'll have to check and see if I even have a bundt pan :)