Tuesday, December 20, 2011
A Whole Lotta Baking Goin' On
GRAND MARNIER POUND CAKE
oven - 350 degrees F
Makes 1 bundt pan or 2 loaves
Grease and flour pan(s) or spray with baking spray
1 yellow cake mix (white is fine as well)
1 package instant vanilla pudding (4 serving size)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup Grand Marnier
In large mixer bowl, slowly mix all the ingredients. Turn mixer to medium speed and beat until all ingredients are thoroughly combined and the batter is thick and smooth. Pour batter into pan(s) and bake until cake tests done (top bounces back when pressed lightly) or toothpick comes out clean. For a bundt pan, bake 45 minutes to start and test for doneness, adding time if necessary. Oven temps vary so bake according to your own oven's personality.
While cake is baking, make glaze:
1/3 cup Grand Marnier
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup orange juice
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to lowest setting and simmer for 5 minutes, not a minute more. Turn off heat. (Watch carefully, sugar can burn very easily, as I learned all too well in my last apartment as the fire department arrived just in time - catastrophe averted!)...
Cool cake 10 minutes, remove from pans and cool on cooling rack. While still warm, brush glaze over top, twice. When completely cooled, lightly sift confectioners sugar on top.