When it comes to the world of food, it takes a specially cooked meal to keep our brains and taste buds lingering with want, long after we are done eating. For some kind of food, we think about them long enough to go chase after them. This is indeed a special class and it is where the recipe I am introducing to you in this piece belongs. It is one of those edible fantasies that come to us from sheer creativity. At least this was what Susan taught me.
Here is something different to whip up. I’m thinking Easter would be nice. Nice flavors of cranberries and oranges.
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
zest of one orange – about 1 tablespoon
juice of an orange
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
For the Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 – 3 tablespoons water, milk or orange juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of sugar on the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cranberries on the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
Cream together butter and sugar until sugar turn a lemon color, about 4 – 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time and mix in until incorporated.
Add the orange juice and zest. Add the sour cream.
When incorporated add the flour, salt and baking powder. When this is all mixed together stir in the remaining 1 1/4 cups cranberries.
Bake for 50 – 55 minutes until a tester comes out clean. Let pan set for 5 minutes after you take the cake out of the oven. Turn over cake unto a wire rack to cool. Mix up your glaze ingredients and spread on top and sides of cake