Saturday, August 16, 2014

Orange Pumpkin Spice Cake

Orange Pumpkin Spice Cake
Chef Donnell Chambers of Chambers Cakes and Cookies, shares his fabulous recipe for Orange Pumpkin Spice Cake with us. Donnell was a guest on The Martha Stewart Show and they baked this lovely cake together. Donnell was also a guest on The Food Network, The Neeley’s, and was featured on The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
This is a great cake to take to a summer picnic or a holiday party.
3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a nonstick 10-inch tube pan; set aside.
In large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Set aside.
In bowl of electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and continue mixing for 3 minutes. Add vanilla and zest; beat to combine.
Add flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour. Add pumpkin and mix until incorporated.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Drizzle with orange glaze.
Orange Glaze
3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tsp. freshly grated orange zest
In medium bowl, stir together juice, zest and sugar until thick and shiny. Drizzle over warm cake.