Jazz up a good quality cake mix with some homemade frosting and a syrupy glaze. The glaze is the secret ingredient that moistens up the cake and concentrates the orange flavor. Another flavor booster is the zest. Back in the day, I am not sure what we did without zest graters. Nowadays lemons, limes and oranges are a kitchen staple. A cheerful bowl of citrus spruces up the kitchen counter. It not only brightens up the work surface but is essential in all five food flavors; sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami. Sink your fork into this fresh citrusy moist cake perfect for these last lazy days of summer.
1 Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake Mix
1 1/3 cups Water
½ cup Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp grated Orange Zest
Orange Peel Strips, garnish
1. Mix cake as directed on the box except add 1 Tbsp of grated orange peel to the batter before baking. Bake in two 8-9” round cake pans. Let stand for 5 minutes then turn out and cool on cake rack.
3. Put about 1/2 cup of frosting in a small bowl and add 1-2 Tbsp of orange juice to thin sauce to consistency of a glaze.
4. Put one cake layer on a serving or cake platter and poke holes in the cake with a fork. Pour half of the glaze on the cake and spread over allowing some to soak into the cake. Put second layer on top, make fork holes and spread remaining glaze. Let set for 5 minutes.
5. Spread the frosting over the top of the cake and garnish with orange peel strips.
• Use an orange or yellow cake mix.
• Bake in a 9X13 cake pan.
• Substitute lemon peel and lemon juice for a lemon cake.
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