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.

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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!!
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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.

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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.
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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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