April 17, 2007

A Little Taste Of Sunshine!

While visiting with my family, my sister Betsy made the most delicious cake for us to enjoy. If you have ever had Lemon Jello Cake this is very similar, only you use oranges, instead! So, so yummy! I also wanted to share with you the cookbook she got the recipe from. Both my sister and I own this cookbook and love it. It is called the Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn. Every recipe in the book starts with a basic cake mix~ I highly recommend it!

Cake Mix Doctor Cookbook by : Anne Byrn
I love how the cake looks on my sister's antique milk glass cake stand!
Orange Cake
1 package yellow cake mix with pudding
1 cup fresh orange juice (about 5 med. oranges) or from carton
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 large eggs
Mix together for about three minutes with electric mixer. Pour mixture into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake cake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes. Let cake cool.

1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice (about 1 med. orange)
1 teaspoon fresh grated orange zest (from about l med. orange)

Combine the c. sugar, fresh orange juice, and orange zest in a small bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until smooth. Place the cake on a serving platter and pour the glaze over the top, letting it drizzle down the sides and into the center. Let the glaze set for a few minutes before slicing.

Thanks Bets!! ;)


Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Great cookbook! My daughter, Dani, has this cookbook along with The Chocolate Cake Doctor. She has made some of the most fabulous desserts from these two cookbooks!

Candy said...

Thanks!! Im going to try it!

Kelli said...

That sounds like my kind of cookbook, Susan!! The cake looks delicious, I can't wait to try it!!

Storybook Woods said...

I love you Susan but I can not use boxed cake mix (I can taste the fake stuff) can we still be friends xoxoxo Clarice

Jodi said...

Susan, last time we were at the library I checked out the Cupcake Doctor, also by Anne Byrn. The recipes look quite delicious. I've only tried one so far; it was the orange marmalade cupcakes. Very similar to the recipe you posted with just the addition of the marmalade and a different frosting. It was incredibly yummy, but oh, so rich -- major sugar rush! :o)

Susan P. said...

Clarice, I love you, too! Yes, we can still be friends;) LOL!!

Julieann said...

Hi Susan:)

I will have to keep an eye out for that cookbook--I just love cookbooks. The cake did look very pretty on the stand too:)


Senkyoshi said...

I love your music. It's lovely. How do you do that?

Karen said...

That looks delicious, Susan! I like different cakes, and this one is different from any I've tried.
Thanks for sharing this.

Christie Belle said...

Cake, did someone say cake? Lol, I love all cakes, so maybe this cookbook will be a good thing for me to find, or maybe not since I'm supposed to be dieting! Anyways, that cake looks yummy! And I love that cakestand too, very pretty:)

Lallee said...

This is the second time this week I've read this book mentioned. Thank you. I think I'll have to look for a copy.

Susan P. said...

Senkyoshi, I sure wish I had the answer for you. I don't do any of the technical stuff on my blog, Mr. P does it all for me:o)