Friday, December 01, 2006

Orange Pecan Breakfast Cake

1 pkg. Moist Deluxe Butter Recipe cake mix
2/3 cup water
3 large eggs
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tbsp. grated orange peel
2 tbsp. Orange juice
½ cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup fine graham cracker crumbs
2 tbs. butter or margarine, melted
1½ tsps Cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375F

Grease and flour two 9 x1½ inch round layer pans

Combine cake mix, water, eggs, and ½ cup butter in large mixing bowl.
If you would like the cake to have more of an orange flavor, then juice the whole orange after you have removed the peel, save the 2tbs juice for the frosting, and pour the rest into your 2/3 cup measure and top it off with water.

Mix cake as directed on pkg. Fold in 1 tbsp. Of the orange peel

Divide batter evenly in pans.

For the topping, combine the chopped pecans, brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs, 1tbsp orange peel, butter and cinnamon. And sprinkle evenly over batter in pans.

Bake for 25 minute, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Heat the orange juice in the microwave ( takes just a few seconds) and stir in the powdered sugar, then drizzle over the warm cakes.

Now make a pot of coffee to go with a large slice of the breakfast Cake.


Anonymous said...

Oh my .. this just looks so good.

Anonymous said...

Ouch. Will you marry me? Failing that, will you marry my enormous stomach?

Jennifer AKA keewee said...

Og, have you cleared this with the *og wife?*

Anonymous said...

Mostly it was my stomach talking.