Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Orange Cake

This is a somewhat heavy, not too sweet cake. I adapted a recipe from an old cookbook to come up with something a little different. My youngest son, almost 8, is no real fan of sweet foods; he'd rather have a carrot than a cookie (strange kid). My husband also doesn't have that big a sweet tooth, but loves all things citrus; he inspired me to create this.


1-1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2-1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup powdered milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt

Combine dry ingredients; add wet ingredients and beat for 2 minutes. Turn into greased & floured 8x8 or 10x7 pan; bake at 375 for 23-26 minutes.


1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped
1/4 tsp lemon extract
3 cups powdered sugar

beat all ingredients together. Add 1 to 2 tbsp orange juice to make the frosting smooth.

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