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10.22.2012

Glazed Orange Bundt Cake



  It's no surprise how much we love Halloween at our house. I talk about it all the time. I actually decorated for it extra early this year. Extra early, as in, the middle of September...  : /

  Because of that I've confused my kids. Ever since that weekend Emma asks me all the time,
"Mom, is today the day we finally get to go Trick-Or-Treating??"

My guilty response is always, "Um.. No Em. Sorry honey. We still have a while." 

  She gets sooo sad every time I tell her that, and it breaks my heart. She's only 5, therefore, has no sense of time. So I guess I've learned a lesson. Decorating for a holiday 6 weeks in advance, is a no no.



  This Glazed Orange Cake is unbelievably delicious! It's very moist, has just the right hint of orange flavor, and gorgeous as well! I decided to add some fun sprinkles to the top after I poured on the glaze. It gave it a cute little Halloween look :)


Glazed Orange Bundt Cake
Recipe adapted from: Deals to Meals

Cake:

1 (15.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup orange juice
2 Tablespoons orange juice concentrate
1 Tablespoon orange zest
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons dry orange gelatin powder (powdered Jell-O)

Glaze:

2 Tablespoons butter, softened
2 Tablespoons orange juice concentrate
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 cups powdered sugar
Zest & the juice from one orange


Directions for the cake:  Mix together all of the cake ingredients in a large bowl. Beat with an electric hand mixer on medium speed until it's all combined and smooth. Pour mixture into a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted close to center, comes out clean.

Let cake cool in pan for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, carefully turn out cake onto a cake platter or plate.

For the glaze: Mix together all of the glaze ingredients in a medium bowl with a whisk. Whisk until it is very smooth. Pour glaze over warm (not hot) cake. Serve and enjoy!♥









10 comments:

Stephanie Parker said...

Looks delicious! I love easy bundt cakes. Can't wait to try this one.

Marialuisa said...

This really look great and yummy
We don´t celebrate Halloween in Spain, though thanks to some schools, children are starting to celebrate it.
Love from Spain
Marialuisa

Anita at Hungry Couple said...

I love orange flavor in a cake!

Carolina HeartStrings said...

This will be a new favorite at our house. Delicious. Great pictures.

Library Danielle said...

Make a countdown calendar with her! Like all the ones for Christmas only use a silly spider or candy corn design. Every night before bed she gets to take a loop off/decorate something/whatever and when she reaches the end the next day will be trick or treat!

yummychunklet said...

What a wonderful orange color of your cake!

Hillary Miller said...

Hello Holly,
Thanks for the Glazed Orange Bundt Cake recipe.
I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
If you don't mind, can you submit your Glazed Orange Bundt Cake photo in http://www.foodporn.net ?
It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel said...

That cake looks SO juicy and moist--and I love using orange for the holidays :) so refreshing among a sea of heavy flavors!

Val said...

Your pictures are so perfect.

Kari Lindsay said...

This bundt cake looks so moist and delicious... and the glaze...