Friday, May 30, 2008

Sidebar #1 Orange Bundt Cake

OK, this has nothing to do with beans or jazz, but is by special request. My awesome nephew, Brian, is having a birthday party this Sunday and I'm bringing the cake. So I tried this Orange Bundt Cake recipe (excellent pan here) to make sure it was okay. My daughter Hannah took some to school and I hear it was well received.

I found the recipe HERE

and tweaked it (below)


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter


  1. Grease a 10 inch Bundt pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the center and pour in 3/4 cup orange juice, oil, eggs and orange extract. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  4. As soon as you put the cake in the oven, cook 1/4 cup orange juice, sugar and butter for two minutes in a saucepan over medium heat. Let it cool while the cake bakes.
  5. Drizzle the lukewarm glaze over the cake in several layers so it can soak in.
No beans. No jazz. Just good cake.

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