Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Orange Soda Cake

Orange Soda Cake - made February 23, 2013, recipe invented by me

I was toying with the idea of making a cake using orange soda since I had a lone can of orange soda left over from when I was having guests.  I used the Kahlua Cake recipe as a base to start from and modified a bit just to try and come up with a recipe that also uses buttermilk.  I added oil too to ensure it would be soft and moist.  I'd like to be able to say this cake turned out to be a successful invention....but I can't.  The batter was silky smooth and seemed promising.  The cake turned orange with the addition of the soda and the flavor was good.  The texture was also moist and cakey.  Problem is it turned out to a little too moist, especially since I glazed it with a glaze of powdered sugar and enough orange soda to make it a runny consistency.  I think some of the glaze seeped into the cake to moisten it further when it didn't really need further moisture.  You can tell from the top of the slice that it was a tad too wet.  Next time I think I would leave out the oil or cut the amount in half.  Ah well, not all inventions can be successes.

(recipe as I made it)

1 box yellow cake mix
1 4-ounce package vanilla instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil (try using only 1/4 cup or omitting altogether)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup orange soda (I used regular Fanta)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Liberally spray a Bundt cake pa with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Sift lumps out of the cake mix and pudding mix.  Add eggs, oil, buttermilk and orange soda and beat with the paddle attachment of a stand mixer until batter is smooth (2-3 minutes).
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the middle comes out with a few moist crumbs or barely clean.

1 comment:

  1. Justin saw this and said:

    i love it mommy make it

    He typed that too. :) Hey, it kept him from whining for a few seconds.