Easy Summer Orange Cake
1 Medium size bundt cake
This is the perfect cake for when you are craving a homemade cake in the summer and don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen or simply just want to bake a fast-easy quick sweet bread any time of the year, it’s so easy to make and the aroma texture and taste gets my vote!
It also keeps great and it goes delicious with berries and whipped cream as a dessert or a slice in the morning for your coffee, this is the perfect cake to bake all year around including summer so, why not, bake away!
3 fresh eggs
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon of vanilla
1 large orange, rind and juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons sour cream or yogurt
Whisk all the wet ingredients above together.
Next, sift together the two ingredients below and fold them into your wet ingredients blend just to incorporate the flour and baking powder mix, do not over mix
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
Pour batter into a greased and floured medium bundt pan and bake in preheated 350 oven for 25-40 minutes.
Cake should spring back up when done and it should be lightly pulling away from the cake pan, you can also use a tooth pick to check for doneness.
Bake to a golden-brown color, remember color is taste!
1 1/3 cups of confectioners sugar
1/4 cup of orange liquor
1 TBS of orange zest
Place the sugar in a mixing bowl, and mix it with the liquor to create a soft dripping glaze blend well to dissolve all the sugar then add the zest at the end.
Pour over the warm cake to lock in all the moisture in the cake and ENJOY!
Enjoy Summer Baking!
Chef Martin Lopez