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Wednesday, March 23, 2011


We LUV cake 
and especially an 
says she loves ANYthing with Oranges.
She told me once that 
"since oranges are so good for you, slice me a big ole piece of that cake."
That was regarding ANOTHER orange cake I made last year.
Bet you would love this cake, Mizz Lynn.

A little ROOSTER cuteness thrown in for good measure.
This turned out to be one of the prettiest cakes I've made in a long time.
My oven is all messed up with hot spots here and cold spots there
and that does NOT make for a pretty cake. you love oranges as much as we do ?
that goes on it...
I made this one for our 
and will put the glaze on just before we leave.
Here's the terrible thing....
I am {{{{{scared}}}}} to say that
I can't remember, for the very life of me,
which blog I stole borrowed this recipe from.
I am so sorry.
If anyone knows who posted this
please let me know.
Of course, you might know that MR. SWEET and I were just DYING
for a piece of it for our breakfast...
Can't cut two big pieces out of a cake you are taking somewhere else...(even tho I wanted to)
so we just toasted some
BANANA NUT BREAD to eat with our coffee.
When we went on our GIRLY ROAD TRIP last week,
I bought this adorable wire fruit basket at the 
Now, that store is AWESOME.
So many cute things and the prices....well,
they just blew my mind.
Daughter and I went completely NUTS..
So many cute things there.
I am hoping they will branch out to WEST TEXAS.
Amazing heavy bundt pan ...CSN 
Little WAVERLY hot pads, full of cuteness and trimmed in RED...Christmas Tree Shop

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1-3oz box of Instant Lemon Pudding
3/4 cup fresh orange juice ( i used bottled)
1/2 cup oil
4 eggs
1 teaspoon Lemon Extract
1/3 cup orange juice
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
MIX all ingredients together and pour into well greased bundt pan.
Cook at 325 for 50 to 60 minutes. (Mine was just right at 40 be sure to check)
Let it cool for a few minutes, then turn out onto a FABULOUS cake plate.
In a small saucepan, add 1/3 cup OJ
2/3 sugar
1/4 cup butter
about 2 minutes.
all over that pretty cake.
Now, this topping is very VERY thin..
I put some of it on my cake and saved the rest for when it was sliced.
It looks kinda like this...

The most moist cake I've ever made...
and I love ORANGE SHERBET and MANDARIN ORANGES with a burning passion !
...and when you sprinkle
It WILL leave you breathless..
did I hear someone say
Please, if anyone should happen to know who this luscious recipe belongs to,
let me know so I can give them ALL THE CREDIT.
Thanks, guys.
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Kathleen said...

Did you get those pretty pink potholders there too? I think I recognize them! Too bad I didn't know when you were going, I would have sent my Dallas sis to go meet you and give you a NY hug from me!
The cake looks delicious!

On Crooked Creek said...

Well HONEY... the reason that cake is so delicious is because that's my MoMa's cake mix, too! No kidding! She cut the recipe out of the Kansas City Star back when I was in High School. This is my Daddy's favorite cake and we try to make it for him every June on his birthday. (Then we transport it 3 1/2 hours to go see him!)Thank you for sharing this with us. .. and for the memories!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That looks so yummy! I might just make that cake! I have never been to The Christmas Tree shop but have heard it is amazing!

Tracy said...

OH my gosh, this cake looks so yummy! I am going to make this cake...I want to taste it RIGHT NOW through
thanks BJ!

Anonymous said...

Hi BJness! Yummy! You know, I think I made this cake too. Was it from Bo from Brown Eyes? She quite blogging over a year ago. She posted quite a few good recipes.
Now why aren't you as big as a house instead you're as slim as all giet out. Ain't fair, I tell you, ain't fair.
Love all your pretty shots today!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

When will I learn to visit you only AFTER I have eaten. Everything you fix is what I would eat. It is all super delicious comfort food.

Anything with oranges is on the top of my list as favorites and orange cakes are one of my favorites and I haven't one for a long time.

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness!
I do love cake. This is a perfect recipe for spring. And the other seasons, too!
Your header picture is yummy gorgeous. Beautiful, BJ! said...

I have got to make this it sounds so good!!I may have to get up right this minute and make it.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh wow, this looks so melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Madeline's Album said...

Yummy, yummy, The cake looks so delicious and easy to make. Being a diabetic I have to be careful of sweets. I would like to make this cake for my family though. Your photos are great. I enjoy your blog very much. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Debra@CommonGround said...

yummy, yum yum. My dad got me hooked on orange sherbert manyyyyyyyyyy years ago. Your cake looks delish!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh honey! That cake looks so good, I love citrus and I have to try this! I keep seeing all the awesome things that people get at the Christmas Tree Shops and we don't have any up here in the north! The wire basket and potholders are perfect!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh honey! That cake looks so good, I love citrus and I have to try this! I keep seeing all the awesome things that people get at the Christmas Tree Shops and we don't have any up here in the north! The wire basket and potholders are perfect!

Susy said...

BJ ~ as always your recipes and pix are delightful. I just wanted to congratulate you on 900 followers and say I'm really glad to be one of them (: xo

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh boy that looks yummie BJ . I think I have this same recipe, but I have never baked it .

Please keep the prayers flowing darlin, cause I am in trouble again. I will post about it in a few days.

Kathy said...

Well, I can tell you this.......I'll be making this cake in the next few days and I am showing you as the person I got the recipe from. Congrats on the 900 followers

Lynn said...

I'm sayin' O Honey! That is one great looking cake! I'd say I'll be there in the morning but I'm sure there isn't any left! It's so nice when we try a new recipe and it works out great-enjoy:@)

Jacqueline said...

Oh, bless my soul, I am salivating! You can tell the cake is incredibly moist by the picture and then to top it with sherbet and marmalade and nuts - yum, yum, yum!

I have been known to sneak a little bite out of something I am taking where no one can see and cover it with frosting!!!

Love Of Quilts said...

O Honey my mouth is do make some of the most delicious looking desserts. Trish

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Wow! This cake looks soooo delish! Thanks for sharing, I will need to bake this soon.

Love your blog, I am now one of your newest followers.

Irma :)

MaryChurch said...

OH My GOODNESS! I am going to try it too. I love oranges. Thank you for sharing.

Sheree said...

BJ - I was fixin to do some yard work, until I saw this delicious cake!! Fixin to bake this cake!! Also try the Amaretto Almond pound cake in the Southern Living
Magazine ---wonderful.

Rita said...

Now you really have aroused my taste buds. I LOVE oranges and eat at least one a day; they seem to give me boost of energy when I need it. Thank you for sharinng this grand recipe; looks so good that I have to try it when I get home.

The Fajdich Times said...

I loved your post....very cute. The Sunshine Cake looks delicious:)

Julie Harward said...

I love your cake...I just might make one sounds so good and i love doing bundt cakes! ;D

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This sounds so light and delicious with the orange and lemon flavors!

Kathy Walker said...

Yummy! I love cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner! This would be perfect...light...and flavorful.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

That cake looks soo delicious!! Orange cake - how wonderful!!! You are always welcome to share your delicious recipes at Feathered Nest Friday~ so sweet of you to ask! :)

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

I am back. This cake has been on my mind and I just wrote down the recipe and will be making it this weekend. Oh wait, I need a bundt pan. O.K. I will buy the pan, then go to the grocery store and RUSH home and make this. Can't wait!

Sue said...

I'm saving this one. It would be great when I have people here for coffee and it is so pretty! We don't have those Christmas stores around here...I need to see where the nearest one is!

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
Looks like you had a great time on your girls trip, fun, fun. I was so afraid that all that wonderful Orange Cake would be gone before I got through the line. It just looks so delicious. Your fellowship group are so blessed to be hosted in your lovely home. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

Sounds and looks delicious!

I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

Julie Harward said...

Here you go sweet bj...

Strawberry Bundt Cake

1 box strawberry cake mix
1/2 c. or (3 oz.) box strawberry pie filling, not instant.
3/4 c. frozen strawberries, (reserve 6 T. juice).
4 eggs
1/3 c. water

Butter bundt pan then sprinkle it with white sugar.

Mix all ingredients (except the reserved juice). Pour onto pan, bake at 350' for 50 min. Remove and cool slightly..warmish to glaze.

Strawberry Glaze

2 c. confectioners sugar
1/2 stick softened butter
6 T. strawberry juice you reserved.
red food coloring (optional)

Mix in sauce pan and boil 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat add 2-3 drops of red food coloring.
Drizzle over warm cake...enjoy! :D

Theresa said...

Yummy! I love just looking at your pictures, I can't imagine how great it must taste:) Enjoy your day my friend, HUGS!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I LOVE orange cake! This is a keeper. ANd I love anything that is made with a boxed cake. I call it "doctor the box".
I am just thinking of an occasion to make this so I don't eat it all myself!

Curtains in My Tree said...

OH mY GOsh
I shouldn't have read your post today because I just ate a pound cake LOL and need to back off cakes for a few months!!LOL

I love cake also and your cake looks so gooooooddd with that Paula Deen topping I know its heavenly (love Paula Deen also)


Anonymous said...

Wow - this looks sinful and decadent!!
This is PERFECT for my new linky party, Foodie Friday. Please stop on over and link up!
Oh - and found you at French Country Cottage!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I adore your cake dome~ swoon!

I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Lisa said...

Your orange bundt cake sounds so tasty. I love goodies with citrusy flavors. I hope you'll come by and link it up with Sweets for a Saturday #10.

The Charm of Home said...

This is awesome BJ! I will have to try it. I love the flavor of orange in a cake. Just delicious. Thanks for linking up!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Hi BJ. I came here from Sue @ Not the Good Scissors to get your Orange Cake recipe. I can't wait to make it, but also wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your blog. I will be back soon.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Just wanted you to know, I am happy to be one of your followers. Wow!! Over 900. I'm 916 LOL

Eesti said...

This is an amazing dessert! So simple to make. I did use an electric chopper to chop up the mandarins. I also refridgerated the cake and topping before serving, which made it a cool refreshing dessert. It was a hit with the ladies at work. The frosting is wonderful, since made with whipped topping, it wasn''t as heavy as regular frosting, which was nice. This is one of the best desserts I have ever had!!!!