Saturday, April 29, 2017

Mrs. Smith's Orange Cake #Recipe @PegCochran

This cake is known in the family as "Mrs. Smith's Orange Cake--Fletcher's Favorite."  Fletcher is my husband and this recipe comes from his high school girlfriend's grandmother!  So it's been around a loooong time!

I made this for Easter, and it's light and lovely with a hint of orange.  Next time I think I would add some orange zest to the batter for a stronger orange flavor.  But we enjoyed it as is!


CAKE

5 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 tsp. baking powder

Separate eggs and beat yolks until lemon colored.  Add the sugar a little at a time.




Mix and sift baking powder, flour and salt.



Add flour mixture and orange juice to batter, alternating between them.



Beat egg whites until they hold soft peaks and fold into the batter.



Pour batter into an *ungreased* angel food pan (a tube pan.)

Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. 

Invert and cool completely.



ICING

Mix together:
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups confectioner's sugar
Add enough orange juice until spreading consistency (about 1/2 cup)



GIVEAWAY!!!

I am giving away TWO copies of Dead and Berried, 
#3 in my Cranberry Cove Series.  
It will be out on May 2nd!
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62 comments:

  1. I love orange cake. I'm going to try this soon. suefoster109 at netzero . net

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  2. Congrats on the new release.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  3. This looks like a good one to try, nice and light and easy to make. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  4. That cake looks absolutely delicious! And the book sounds really interesting also. I've never read any of the books in that series and would love to try one out.

    jackielizn@gmail.com

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  5. This looks delicious and have the book on my kindle waiting to start tonight

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  6. Orange Cake sounds fantastic. We will have to try it soon. Love your books. embam1969@comcast.net

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  7. Sounds yummy both the cake and the book. Can't wait to try both of them!!
    vernagass@gmail.com

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  8. Your cake looks delicious. (I wonder whatever happened to that old angel food cake pan of mine?) And, I'd love to read your new book.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  9. Sounds great. Thanks for the chance. Janngrogan@yahoo.com

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  10. I am really enjoying this series and have already preordered the latest one for my kindle. I could always share the hard copy with a friend if I win :) carter.karen@gmail.com

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  11. Love this series! Looking forward to the new installment. cheers at MarjimManor dot com

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  12. Have to try this. Congratulations on the new release. lady(dot)janel(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. This sounds like a wonderful cake recipe. I'm going to have to give it a try. Love this series and looking forward to the next book. Already pre-ordered my copy so it should be in my mailbox on Tuesday.

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  14. Yes please! This cake looks so good, I might even share it. OK, well, I'd think of sharing! Haha

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  15. Thanks for the recipe - looks and sounds delicious.

    jtcgc(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Love the series. Fingers crossed for a copy. I can't wait to make the cake. vlhcats@gmail.com

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  17. Yum will have to make this! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  18. The orange cake sounds amazing!!! And would love to win a copy of your book!! Thanks for the offer.

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  19. My mother used to make a really good orange cake. I've looked and looked through all her cookbooks and handwritten recipes and have never been able to find the recipe. I think I'll try this one.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  20. This sounds like a perfect treat for spring.
    It would look lovely with some fresh raspberries.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  21. I'll have to try this cake for my office. Thanks for the chance to win! aut1063@gmail.com

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  22. Maybe I should say one of my favorite cakes is orange. I can not eat it but I can stare at it. I would very much love to win your book. The cover is awesome I also would love to get the other ones. I love love to read mystery they are awesome. I will keep my fingers cross. You have a awesome day.

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  23. Cake looks great. Love your books. Who ever wins is going to get a great read

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  24. What a beautiful cake, Peg, especially for spring and summer. Marc and I send our happy congrats on the release of your new mystery DEAD AND BERRIED, woot! xoxo ~ Cleo

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  25. Orange is my favorite citrus. Tonight's dessert!

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  26. I can't wait to make this cake. My family loves all varieties of citrus cakes. The orange sounds delightful. I'm excited about Dead and Berried. I enjoy the series so much.

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  27. I'm looking forward to reading Dead and Berried. thanks for the cake recipe. My angel food pan doesn't get much use, so an opportunity to get it out and make a delicious dessert.
    dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  28. I love your books, the cat on the cover, and the recipe. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Love the cake recipe. Cute cover, love cats on the cover. Thank you for the giveaway. pgenest57 at aol dot com

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  30. Love that recipe. I will be trying it soon.

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  31. I will read cruel winter this summer.

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  32. Definitely worth trying. Love citrus cakes. I want to read this series,but haven't had a chance to start it yet. Winning this would certainly be a big plus. Thanks for the chance.

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  33. Yum what a delicious sounding cake! Thanks for sharing and the generous giveaway. Looking forward to book 3!

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  34. Congrats on your new release! I really enjoy this series and I'm looking forward to reading "Dead and Berried".
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Going to try this recipe and book mama2bulls@gmail.com

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  36. Mmm, love citrus baked goodies. Now to remember I saw it here so I can make it for a coffee get together, ha ha!
    beckri1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Omg! I'm not sure how I even got to this page but I love mysteries and I'm always looking for a new author to follow. I'd love to read your new book! Danielle. 1danie66@gmail.com

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  38. orange cake sounds delicious, can't wait to try it. Please enter me in your contest. Thank you.

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  39. Looks amazing. I remember having something like this when I was young. Will have to try it. No need to enter though. Love the book and all of your books!

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  40. Thanks for the recipe the cake looks really good. Please enter me in the contest.

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  41. Orange cake. Yum. Love a book!

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  42. I just got hungry...orange cake, a cup of tea, and a good book. Doesn't that sound wonderful?

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  43. I love anything orange or lemon and this looks and sounds wonderfully delicious.
    It looks so moist too and easy to make.
    Thank you for the recipe and for allowing me to enter your contest.

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  44. I love anything orange or lemon and this looks and sounds wonderfully delicious.
    It looks so moist too and easy to make.
    Thank you for the recipe and for allowing me to enter your contest. Mbcncc@gmail.com

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  45. That cake looks so delicious! I love orange cake, and I hope to try this recipe in the near future.

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  46. Your recipe reminds me of my grandmother's orange cookie recipe, which has been a family favorite since the 50s. Love your Cranberry Cove series!

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  47. I've never had orange cake. It looks delicious. Congratulations on your new release! minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

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  48. It has been way too many years since I've enjoyed orange cake. I used to enjoy an occasional slice when visiting with a home nursing patient. Thanks for the delicious-sounding recipe. I'm going to try it!!

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  49. Yum! My grandmother used to make something similar. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. It looks so delicious! So anxious to try this! Thank you for sharing!

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  51. This cake look delightful. I love anything citrus and will make it soon. I love your books and can't wait to read the latest one.

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  52. love this recipe! Orange cake is one of my favorites! I'm anxious to read this series. shadowfax6994@att.net

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  53. My sister Karen just brought me our family's orange chiffon cake with orange glaze that our mother made for me for every birthday until the year before she passed away. It has 10 eggs and the same ingredients as this one just doubled. We use the zest of an orange in the cake and also in the icing. It is also our cheer me up cake too, which is why she made it for me after very upsetting medical news this past week. It was my lunch and may be dinner too.!!! I need it!!
    Thank you. Cynthia B

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  54. I love all the recipes I find here...great book club contribution.
    kat8762@aol.com

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  55. Your cake recipe looks delicious. I am going to try it because my husband loves orange cookies with orange frosting and this cake sounds just like something he would enjoy.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    Nancy Foust
    nlf@windstream.com

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  56. I've never made an orange cake but I'd like to try!!
    Love the book cover!! njcar22@aol.com

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  57. I can't wait to try this cake. Thanks for it & the great giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. Your cake looks delicious...thank you for the giveaway. I have been wanting to read one of your books. It is on a list so please enter me.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  59. This cake sounds divine- I'm sure I can Veganize it 😉
    Cheers-
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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