Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sour cream orange vanilla cake recipe.

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As promised, here's the recipe for the "Sour cream orange vanilla cake". My Mom used to make something similar many moons ago, and I really missed it. So when I wanted to make a delicious dessert for my family yesterday, this cake came to mind.

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You will need:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Zest and juice of one orange (reserve 2 TB juice for a drizzle)
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 TB sour cream
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. soda+ 2 tsp apple cider vinegar.

For orange drizzle:

  • 2 TB orange juice
  • 2 TB sugar powder
  • 2 TB water

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Heat your oven to 350 F. Lightly grease and flour a 1 1/2-quart loaf pan and set aside. You can also use a bundt form for this cake.

For juicing an orange, I use this thing:

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People, it's awesome. It only costs about $5 but works miracles. You literally get all the juice out of your orange. But, of course, you could use store-bought orange juice too. And don't forget to put those leftover peels through your disposal to fill your kitchen with even more orange aroma :)

Whisk butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time and beat well. Add sour cream and vanilla.

In a tea cup mix soda with vinegar, then add it to your egg mixture. Combine it with orange juice, and whisk into egg mixture.

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Sift flour, combine everything and beat with a mixer on medium for about 1 minute.

Pour into your prepared form and bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (less if you make a bundt cake).

Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes in the pan.  Then invert onto a plate. Mix the ingredients for your drizzle and...well, drizzle over your cake while it's still warm :)

Let it cool completely and enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream or just a glass of milk.

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  1. Oh, that looks even better than the first sneak photo of it. I love moist cakes like that. And that juicer is quite unique. Have never seen one like it.

    1. Really?? I'm pretty sure I bought it from Walmart. But it could be IKEA too...

  2. how much sour cream? I didn't see it in the ingredient list. I want to try to make a dessert that has sour cream, I heard it keeps the cake moist

    1. Opps, sorry. Just fixed the recipe :) It is pretty moist! My kids loved it!

  3. That looks really good. I wonder if I could make it gluten-free. I love orange-flavored sweets.

    1. I don't know for sure but I can't see why not?

  4. Just Pinned this one Lena! sounds Yummy! I'm sure it tastes just like freshly squeezed oranges! Thank You for posting it!Hugs, Lizy

  5. I LOVE a citrus flavored cake. This sounds especially nice with the orange which doesn't have the sharp tang of lemon that my husband finds a little harsh.

    Thank you too for commenting on my blog this week. Your blog was one of my bookmarked faves that got lost when FireFox went phooey on me. I could only remember "Lena" and "Frugal" but not the full name. I'm taking a friend's advice and saving my fave bookmarked sites in my email!

    1. Well, I'm glad you found me again! :) I really enjoy your blog, so let's keep in touch :)

  6. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I can see why it would be a "favorite" :-)

  7. This cake looks delicious Lena! This one I am going to have to try:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    1. Let me know if you like it, Lynn :)

  8. Looks so good and a great summery dessert!

  9. Hi there! I loved this recipe! I'll have to try it! Thank you for sharing!

    I found you though the Blissful and Domestic Feature Friday Linky Party.

    Have a great week!

    -Sofia @


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