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|Orange Kiss Me Cake 2014|
This orange flavored fruit and nut cake never goes out of style. Enter for your chance to win a Kitchen Aid Artisan mixer or Kitchen Aid 11 cup food processor in the Holiday Baking Giveaway!
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My family loved this cake because it’s moist and full of fruity flavor. This is a refreshing cake. It’s not iced, but topped with cinnamon sugar and nuts.
|Bursting with fruit flavor and refreshing|
I’ve improved upon the old recipe by substituting a 2:1 ratio of evaporated milk to water. I find this improves a cake’s texture and taste. It will also make a boxed mix taste homemade if you substitute any liquid with a 2:1 mix of evaporated and water.
To kick off the holidays, I’m giving away a Kitchen Aid 5 Quart Artisan Mixer -OR- a Kitchen Aid 11 cup Food Processor to one lucky winner. A second prize of a brand-new, just-published edition of Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook will be awarded to a second-drawn winner. For details on the giveway, scroll down past the recipe.
Orange Kiss Me Cake 2014--Holiday Baking Giveaway
- 1 orange
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup walnuts
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk*
- 1/3 cup water*
- 2 eggs
- Reserved orange juice about 1/3 cup
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
- * 1 cup whole milk may be substituted for the evaporated milk and water.
- Squeeze juice from the orange; set aside.
- Using a food processor or grinder (hand or mixer attachment), grind orange rind (pulp and all), raisins and walnuts. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
- Place flour, sugar, salt, butter, eggs, baking soda, evaporated milk and water in a large bowl. Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed (4-6 on a KitchenAid stand mixer).
- Stir in the ground fruit/nut mixture.
- Turn into pan and spread batter evenly. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 5 minutes. With a fork, prick holes evenly across the top of the cake. Pour reserved orange juice over top of the cake and let it soak in...about 10 minutes.
- Mix the topping ingredients and sprinkle evenly over top of the cake.
- This cake is better served the next day so the flavors meld.
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