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Orange-Glazed Cake

When I take a bite of this cake, it brings back marvelous memories from my childhood. Each luscious, moist piece of this dessert is bursting with orange flavor. —Deborah Forrest, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 medium oranges
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 medium lemon


  • Grease and lightly flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan; set aside.
  • Finely grate the peel from the oranges; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in reserved orange peel. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition.
  • In another large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile, squeeze juice from the oranges and lemon. In a small saucepan, combine the juices with the remaining sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until mixture is reduced by half. Remove from the heat.
  • Cool cake for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack. Cool 10 minutes longer. Place rack on waxed paper. Brush warm cake with glaze.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 376 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 381mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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