Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fresh Orange Cake

Lots of fresh orange flavor and an adult beverage are in this cake recipe.  You shouldn’t include the Cointreau or Grand Marnier if you will be serving this dish to children even though it’s not a lot.   

Fresh Orange Cake
¾ cup sugar
3 large eggs
½ cup canola oil
1 cup plain yogurt
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp orange extract
1 ½ cups flour
½ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
Orange zest from 2 oranges
Mix together the eggs and sugar until a light yellow.  Whisk in the oil, yogurt and extracts.  Stir in the dry ingredients and zest.  Place in a greased loaf pan.  Bake for 50 minutes at 350°
While your cake is baking make a syrup to pour over the top. 

Syrup -

Juice from 2 oranges
½ cup sugar

Heat until sugar has melted and remove to cool slightly. 

Remove cake from the oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.  Place the wire rack over a cookie sheet to catch the excess syrup.  Stir in 1 tbsp of Cointreau or Grand Marnier into the syrup and spoon over the cake.