Orange Soaked Bundt Cake
This simple cake packs a ton of orange flavor!!!
FOR THE CAKE:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour; more for the pan
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
12 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened; more for the pan
3/4 cup canola or other mild flavored oil
1 1/2 tbsp. finely minced lemon zest (from about 2 lemons)
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup strained fresh orange juice
5 large eggs
FOR THE SYRUP & GLAZE:
1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
2 tbsp. dark rum
1 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
Heat the oven to 350ºF.
Butter and flour a 10-in. tube pan or 12 cup bundt pan.
To make the cake:
Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and soda into the large bowl of a stand
mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the butter and mix on low speed
until fine crumbs form.
Change to the whisk attachment. With the machine running on medium speed, whisk
in the oil, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and orange juice. Whisk in the eggs one
at a time and then increase the speed to high and whisk the batter until light,
about 3 min., scraping the sides of the bowl if necessary.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the
cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.
To make the syrup and glaze: While the cake bakes, whisk together in a small
bowl the orange juice concentrate, butter, rum, and 1/2 cup of the
When the cake is done, set the pan on a rack to cool for 5 min. With a thin
skewer, poke the cake all the way through to the bottom of the pan in about 100
places. Pour 1/3 cup of the syrup over the cake and let stand for 1 hour before
removing the cake from the pan. (At this point you can wrap the cake in plastic
and hold for up to 3 days at room temperature; in fact, the flavor only
Cover the remaining syrup with plastic and store at room temperature.
When ready to serve, whisk the remaining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar into the
remaining syrup. Set the cake on a rack over a baking sheet and pour the glaze
over the cake. Let stand for at least 10 min. before slicing and serving.