Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Make My Special Orange Cake With Creamy Orange Icing for Added Holiday Cheer!

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A piece of My Special Orange Cake With Creamy Orange Icing 


In case you missed it, I launched the South Tex Organics large combo box of citrus review and giveaway.  And as  promised, I wanted to show you how to make use out every delicious aspect of their incredible citrus from fruit to peel.  

This simple recipe that I want to share with you uses both orange and orange peel to create a cake bursting with so much orange flavor unlike any others you may have tasted.  Topped with a creamy white icing that is speckled with finely grated  peel provide the extra measure of sunny orange flavor that compliments this cake to new heights. 

If you don't have a rasper to grate your peel, you could use the fine side of a cheese grater.   Check out  a rasper because this tool grates a finer peel that makes a recipe ooze with more orange flavor than any other gadget to remove that rind.  

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lemon and rasper

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I just love using my rasper.

Make this fantastic cake and then be sure to buy more South Tex Organics awesome citrus for a great Christmas gift.  Then remember to enter this giveaway for your chance of winning a large combo box of their sweet Rio Star organic grapefruits and Marrs oranges!

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My Special Orange Cake With Creamy Orange Icing
My Special Orange Cake

1-1/2 cups of sugar
2 tablespoons of finely grated orange rind ( peel of 2 oranges)
3/4 cup of canola oil
3-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 cup of orange juice ( juice of 2 oranges)
3/4 cup of boiling water
3 eggs
1/4 teaspoon of salt
3 cups of flour
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

To Make the Cake:

All you need to do is sift all your dry ingredients together in your mixing bowl. 
Grate your peel. 

Gather up the eggs, oil, and orange juice and add to the dry ingredients, beating well to mix through with your electric mixer.

Boil the water and then slowly add it to the above mixed ingredients as well before turning out into your greased cake pan approximately 13 x 9 x 2-inch size.

Bake in a 375-degree oven for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in comes out clean.

Cool before topping with icing.


My Creamy Orange Icing:

3 cups of confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup of margarine (not spread)
1/4 cup of milk
2 tablespoons of orange rind

To Make the Icing:

Beat everything together in your mixing bowl until smooth and creamy.


ENJOY!

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