Friday, August 7, 2009

Gato Bortukal- orange cake

Gato Bortukal- orange cake

6 eggs
2 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla (w/o alcohol of course)
1 cup orange juice
1 tbsp grated orange peel (I never use it)
2 cups flour, sifted with:
1 tbsp baking powder
pinch salt

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour a TUBE or BUNDT pan
2. Cream eggs with the sugar. Beat in vanilla and orange juice
3. Add remianing cake ingredients and mix until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan.
4. Bake about 35 minutes (do the toothpick test of course). Remove from the oven and let rest for about 10 minutes before unmolding.
5. Combine glaze ingredients and pour them over the warm cake immediately after unmolding.

Saudi and Khaleej -- add cardamom
Iraq -- add 1/2 cup shredded coconut


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