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Megans Cookin: Orange Glow Cake Recipe!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Orange Glow Cake Recipe!

I have to say,
You guys came up with some great guesses as to what the secret ingredient was.
And a few ideas that I might just have to try. :)

But the secret ingredient,

the item that gave it so much kick


Tabasco Sauce!

And what a kick it had.
The recipe called for a tablespoon of the hot sauce
to be used in a orange juice mix.
I was a bit concerned after tasting the spiked O.J. mixture.
but I thought the sweetness of the cake would
mellow the kick of the hot sauce.

You add orange zest to a yellow cake mix
made according to package directions.
Throw it in a Bundt pan and bake it up.
It was mistaken for a lemon cake a couple of times so
I think it would be better to start with an orange cake mix,
(instead of yellow) if you can find one.

Poke holes in the hot cake with a wooden skewer and
pour 2/3 of the spiked OJ over the cake.
It soaks into the cake, but the bottom was spicier!
Use the rest of the O.J. to make a glaze.
Pour the glaze on top and your good to go.

An Orange Glow Cake that carries a punch.

But if your afraid of the punch,
leave out the Tabasco
and you still have a beautiful orange Bundt cake
perfect for the lighter days of spring!

Orange Glow Cake

From:Cake Mix Magic Cookbook

1 (18.25 oz) yellow or orange cake mix
1 TBS grated orange zest
i cup orange juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon Tabasco
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 12 cup Bundt pan. Prepare cake mix according to package directions adding orange zest to mix. Bake 35-40 minutes

Mean while, heat orange juice, sugar and TABASCO Sauce to boiling in a 1 quart saucepan. Reduce to low; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Reserve 1/4 cup orange juice for glaze.

Remove cake from oven. With a wooden skewer, poke holes in cake (in pan) in several places. Spoon remaining orange juice over cake. Cool cake in pan 10 minutes. Invert pan onto wire rack an cool completely.

Combine reserved 1/4 cup OJ mixture and powdered sugar in small bowl until smooth. Place cake on platter and spoon glaze over cake. Makes 12 servings.



Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I never would have guess Tabasco. That would scare me a bit. But it looks fantastic!

April 7, 2009 at 3:01 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Tobasco is a surprise! That cake looks fantastic. I'd love a slice right now.

April 7, 2009 at 4:12 AM  
Blogger Shelby said...

Tabasco is a surprise, but I would still try it! lol. I'm adventuresome like that....

April 7, 2009 at 4:39 AM  
Blogger April said...

It looks really good! Question, would you make it again?

April 7, 2009 at 6:01 AM  
Blogger Chef David E said...

Ha! Love Tabasco and would use it on just about anything, but I would never have thought to use it this way. Now I have yet another way to enjoy Tabasco's spicy goodness!

April 7, 2009 at 6:19 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Interesting! Great secret ingredient!

April 7, 2009 at 6:27 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Well that's an interesting twist! Now I'm even curiouser to try it.

April 7, 2009 at 6:44 AM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

Okay that's cool.

April 7, 2009 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

I couldn't guess the secret ingredient before, so I googled the recipe haha Never would have guessed!

April 7, 2009 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

How strange! I bet it gives a good kick. It looks delicious, moist and what a beautiful texture!

April 7, 2009 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger Maris said...

I can't believe there's Tabasco sauce in this cake. It looks so good!

April 7, 2009 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

Would never have guessed.. how intriguing.

April 8, 2009 at 5:42 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

WOW totally wouldn't have guessed that!

April 8, 2009 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Nic said...

Interesting, I'd love a slice. It looks really good, nice photos.

April 9, 2009 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger test it comm said...

That orange cake looks really good!

April 10, 2009 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Easter. I really thought it was Tang. Darn it!

April 10, 2009 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

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April 11, 2009 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I really like this kind of recipe. It's just my kind of surprise. Hopefully I will have a chance to try it soon!

April 11, 2009 at 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Jude said...

Would've guessed sriracha due to my asian-ness. Close but not good enough :)

April 12, 2009 at 9:19 PM  
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