Thursday, April 19, 2012

Orange Loaf Cake (TWD)



Ack! I'm not sure how I missed it, but I totally lost track of the days and realized on Wednesday night that I had forgotten to do this week's Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia recipe! This week's recipe hosted by Truc of Treats and Michelle of The Beauty of Life: Lemon Loaf Cake.

This was a quick and easy one bowl recipe that came together in just minutes (no mixer required!).  I didn't have any lemons on hand so I made an orange loaf cake instead.  I also glazed my loaf with an orange glaze.

The crumb was nice and fluffy, not too heavy at all.  However, I did find the cake a tad dry - not sure if I over baked it?  The orange flavor was quite subtle and I'm not sure you would really taste much of it without the glaze.  One of my favorite treats to get at Starbucks is their iced lemon pound cake.  I'm afraid this one pales in comparison.  It was good, but probably not something that I'll make again.

Thanks to Truc and Michelle for hosting; you can find the recipe on their blogs here and here.  Make sure you check here, too, to see what everyone else thought of citrus infused treat.

4 comments:

  1. I love the glaze that looks fantastic!

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  2. your improvisation sounds delicious :)

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  3. Is there anything better than a no mixer required cake? This looks great! Maybe I will try it with meyer lemon or blood orange.

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  4. I tend to forget until the last minute too. That cake looks amazing though, I love citrusy stuff.

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