Simple Orange Cake

This Simple Orange Cake recipe should be called EVIL ORANGE CAKE. I HIGHLY recommend you bake it, eat one slice, then RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN to your neighbor's house and give it to them!

DO NOT KEEP IT OUT ON YOUR COUNTER! YOU'LL EAT IT!
Of course, not all in one bite, nohoho, no. Every time you walk past it, you'll pinch off a bite, or two. And before know it, half the cake is MISSING !!!

This is a dessert for sharing with friends and co-workers. Take it to a pot luck, a wedding shower, baby shower, anywhere two or more are gathered. It's a cinch to put together, it's pretty in color, and when you properly grease your bundt pan, it can be a lovely cake.

And let me just say this to BEN! at What's Cooking? This cake is dedicated to you.

We were just discussing how as food bloggers, we don't like to post about our failed recipes or photograph food that doesn't look just right. Well, here you go. Proof I'm not the best baker. You'll see here in broad daylight why I'm afraid to join the Daring Bakers.

I implore you to look past the photography and consider the cake. It TRULY is worth your time and effort.

HERE WE GO

  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box of orange gelatin
  • 1 cup orange juice (the kind you drink)
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2-3 teaspoons orange zest

Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

Heat oven to 325F degrees.

Beat cake mix, dry gelatin, orange juice, oil, eggs and zest in a large bowl on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed for 2 minutes or so. Pour into a generously greased bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour.

Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Meanwhile, whisk the powdered sugar, orange juice and zest in a small bow. After you move the cake to the serving plate and while the cake is still warm, prick the cake with a fork. Pour glaze evenly over the cake. Allow the cake to completely cool before serving.

The next day is when it turns EVIL. You must have it out of your house by the next day.

Now for my humbling baking experience. It started out in the right direction?

Orange Glaze awaits.

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It's suppose to look like a sunflower... : P

Let's me just cover it with the icing, maybe no one will notice...

C'est la vie!
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