All the flavor and juice of fresh oranges without the bitter rinds that turn people away from baking with oranges. I am a lover of all things citrus. This orange spice cake turned out truly amazing in texture and flavor.
1/4 cup Butter
2/3 cup Dark brown sugar
3/4 cup Dried Cranberries or cherries
1 tsp Freshly grated orange peel
Orange Spice Cake Batter1/3 cup Vegetable shortening
2/3 cup Molasses
1 1/2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp Ground ginger
1/2 cup Buttermilk
Oven Temp ~ 375°
Baking Time ~ 25 -
Pan Type ~ 9-inch cake pan
Remove the pan from heat and cover the melted butter with brown sugar.
Peel the oranges and slice them about an inch thick. Remove the white pith in the center of each slice and remove any seeds. Arrange orange slices, cutting some into smaller shapes if desired, in decorative fashion on top of the sugar.
Put dried cranberries or cherries in the center of each slice. Sprinkle with orange rind.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!