Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Orange Gluten Free Bundt Cake and An Easy Pineapple Cake Topping

I can't believe it's recipe Tuesday already.  I wrote about the early St. Patrick's Day dinner we had two days ago on March 9th, so I thought I would post the recipes for two of the deserts we had.

My daughter made a gluten free Orange Bundt Cake.  It was very good and moist.  This recipe would also work with a regular cake mix.

Orange Bundt Cake
Orange Gluten Free Bundt Cake

1 (18.25 ounce) package gluten free yellow cake mix or regular yellow cake mix
1 (3 ounce) package instant lemon pudding mix
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 teaspoon lemon extract

1/3 cup orange juice
2/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter

Grease a 10 inch Bundt pan.  Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.

In your mixer bowl stir together the cake mix and pudding mix.  Make a well in the center and pour in the orange juice, oil, eggs and lemon extract.  Beat on low until blended.  Scape the bowl and beat 4 minutes on medium speed.  Pour the batter into a prepared bundt pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes.  Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn it out onto a wire rack and let it cool completely.

For the glaze:

In a saucepan over medium heat, cook 1/3 cup of orange juice, 2/3 cup sugar and 1/4 cup butter for two minutes.  Drizzle it over the cake.  You may not need all of it.  Determine how much glaze you prefer.

The next recipe is a super easy way to come up with a tasty desert.   My mother made this often when she had unexpected company.  I used Pistachio pudding to give it a greenish color for St. Patrick's Day.  Sometimes I also use a pistachio cake with this topping.

Yellow Cake with Pineapple Topping

Pineapple Cake Topping

Just bake or buy a plain yellow sheet cake.   A white cake or pistachio cake would also work.

Mix together:

1 (20 oz ) can of Crushed Pineapple including the juice
1 package Instant vanilla pudding (I used pistachio pudding)
1 8-12 oz. Cool Whip

Cover the cake with this topping and refrigerate.  It keeps for several days in the refrigerator. 

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