Orange-Olive Oil Bundt Cakes

Social media is increasing the demand for The Food Samaritan’s treats, so I prepared a double recipe of today’s baked good:  orange-olive oil bundt cakes.

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The first batch was baked in my favorite large bundt pan to give it a swirl/spiral/rosette shape.  This cake is going to someone very special to share with their co-workers (or not).

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The second batch is going to the usual location at NCCU.  I procured a mini-bundt pan to make these tiny treats.

The cake itself has a pleasant orange perfume.  Don’t worry about the olive oil as it lends only a subtle background fruitiness and keeps the cakes moist.  A little bit of orange icing adds a touch more sweetness to round everything out.

The recipe for this cake comes from the fantastic cookbook Baked Explorations, and a copy of the recipe appears on the Food Librarian Blog.  To make the icing, mix together 2 cups of powdered sugar and 3-5 tbsp of orange juice to make the desired icing consistency.

 

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