Fresh Orange Cake from a Mix

posted by Schmitty 02-16-100 4:19 AM

Fresh Orange Cake from a Mix

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix with pudding
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 large eggs

To make Glaze:
1 cup confectionersí sugar sifted
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon fresh grated orange zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist a 12 cup bundt pan with vegetable oil spray; then dust with flour, shaking out excess. Set aside.

Place cake mix, orange juice, oil, sugar, vanilla and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Blend on low speed for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping the sides down again if needed. The batter should look thick and well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and place on middle rack of oven.

Bake until cake is golden brown and starts to pull away from the sides of the pan, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool for 20 minutes. Run a long sharp knife around the edge of the cake and invert it onto a wire rack to cool completely; 30 minutes or more.

Make glaze. Combine the sugar, juice and zest in small bowl and stir until smooth. Place the cake on a serving platter and pour the glaze over the top letting it drizzle down the sides. Let the glaze set a few minutes before slicing.

Makes 16 servings.

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