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Thursday, March 17, 2011

orange cake

hello, sweet readers!
today, i'm concluding my
moroccan meal series.
if you haven't already,
make sure you check out the first three parts:
*i'm so excited to tell you that my moroccan couscous
was featured here on this chick cooks!*

i really enjoyed doing this moroccan food series!
so i'm going to do another!
this time,
i'd love for you guys to vote
& let me know which type of cuisine you'd like to see.
there's a poll on the sidebar.
poll closes on march 31.

orange cake

4 eggs
1 1/2 c sugar
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 c flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c orange juice
zest of 1-2 oranges
1 tsp vanilla

1. preheat oven to 350 f. grease & flour a bundt pan. zest & juice oranges.

2. beat together the eggs & sugar until thick. gradually beat in the oil.

3. stir in the flour, baking powder & salt, then the orange juice. beat until smooth. add the orange zest & vanilla.

4. pour batter into the prepared pan & bake for 40 minutes, or until the cake tests done.

5. allow the cake to cool in the pan for 7-10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to finish cooling.

for the icing:
zest & juice of 1 orange
powdered sugar

1. add enough powdered sugar to the juice to form the icing consistency you like.

the hubs really liked this cake.
it's not super sweet without the icing.
... & i'm not really sure what makes this cake moroccan!

it's dense & would be perfect with tea or coffee.

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& remember, you can still link up to

until next time,
dowlings, out!

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  1. The cake looks wonderful! I love orange flavoring, thanks!

  2. Yummy! This cake looks awesome! Couldn't resist checking it out when I saw it on It's a Keeper Thursday!

  3. Wow does that cake look delicious. I love orange in cakes. Very spring!

  4. That looks like a refreshing and light cake to enjoy for Spring!

    I was just dropping by to say thanks for the kind words about my blog on your post in Feb. :)


  5. Wow! This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to the It's a Keeper Thursday blog hop! Be sure to come back next week and link something new!

    Christina @ It's a Keeper

  6. mmm..that looks really yummy! I definitely want to try this one out! Thanks for sharing. :)