Okay, I was able to convince Ms. Fluffy to get her butt back in the kitchen and make you starving people some cake! So, Orange Cream Cake it is!! 😉
Now if this recipe seems familiar once you read it, it is because this one is a variation I had made up of my Southern Strawberry Cake when I became frustrated with not being able to find a good Orange Cake recipe ages ago. They were all either too dry for my tastes, or not “orangey tasting” enough. So, I did what any frustrated baker/cook does – I improvised! This little gem is the result. Now, here, I didn’t serve it with any topping (doesn’t really need it). But, this cake is wonderful with either: some powdered sugar sprinkled on top, or some milk-chocolate (or dark chocolate) icing, or a glaze mixture of confectioners sugar, milk and a dash of Orange Extract. Any way you serve it (even with vanilla ice cream on top), it is a keeper – and you don’t even have to run to the store for fresh oranges!!! Bonus!
Shady’s Orange Cream Cake
makes 2 loaves
2 sticks (1/2 lb) butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
In large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together.
4 eggs, lightly beaten
Add eggs to sugar mixture, and mix well.
1 cup Orange Marmalade
1 cup sour cream
In another bowl, fold sour cream into Marmalade.
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. cream of tartar
In another large bowl, sift these dry ingredients together.
Now add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture – alternating with the Marmalade mixture as you go.
Once all are mixed together well, fold in:
1 tsp. Orange Extract
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Mix all together well.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 loaf pans with wax paper (if you are out and can’t run to the store to grab some, then just grease and SUGAR 2 loaf pans – and be sure to cut your baking time DOWN by 5 minutes to keep cake bottom from over baking). 🙂
Divide batter evenly between loaf pans, place on middle rack in oven, and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.
Remove pans from oven, place pans on cooling racks for 15 minutes; then remove cakes from pans and serve!!!