Monday, May 3, 2010

Orange Coffee Cake

If my last post wasn't your style, maybe this one is. It's perfect for a mother's day brunch, or Easter, or a bridal shower. It was super scrumptious!
Orange Coffee Cake

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon melted butter

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted butter
2/3 cup orange juice
1 orange, zested - (I don't zest oranges.  But Super Target sells dried orange zest in its spice area.  You simply replace the fresh with the spice kind.  For this recipe, I used 4 tsp of Archer Farms orange zest.  They sell lemon zest too!)
2 eggs, lightly beaten

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10 inch round cake pan.

2.In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, 1 tablespoon flour, and 1 tablespoon melted butter.

3.In a large bowl, mix the 2 cups flour, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix the 1/2 cup melted butter, orange juice, orange zest, and eggs. Stir the melted butter mixture into the flour mixture until well blended. Transfer to the prepared cake pan. Sprinkle with the brown sugar mixture.

4.Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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