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Grand Marnier Pecan Cake

Difficulty:Easy

Ingredients

  • ■   16 oz (1 lb) white sugar/Organic Evaporated Cane Juice Crystals
  • ■   8 oz chopped pecans
  • ■   2 oz Grand Marnier Flavor
  • ■   8 oz pecan halves

Description

Ingredients: • 1 cup butter, softened • 1 1/2 cups sugar (or Organic Evaporated Cane Juice Crystals), divided • 3 eggs, separated • 2 cups all-purpose flour • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1 cup sour cream • orange zest from 1 orange • 1/2 cup chopped pecans • 1/4 cup orange juice • 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier Flavor • 1 tablespoon orange zest • pecan halves Preparation: Cream butter with 1 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Sift together the dry ingredients; add to the first mixture alternately with sour cream, beating until smooth. Stir in orange zest and chopped pecans. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Pour batter into a buttered 9-inch tube pan and bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes. Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar with orange juice and Grand Marnier Flavor; pour over hot cake. Decorate top with pecan halves. Cool on rack before removing from pan. Recipe adapted from www.southernfood.about.com Photo courtesy of www.food.com

  • 1. Cream butter with 1 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 2. Beat in egg yolks. Sift together the dry ingredients; add to the first mixture alternately with sour cream, beating until smooth. Stir in orange zest and chopped pecans.
  • 3. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter.
  • 4. Pour batter into a buttered 9-inch tube pan and bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes.
  • 5. Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar with orange juice and Grand Marnier Flavor; pour over hot cake.
  • 6. Decorate top with pecan halves. Cool on rack before removing from pan.
  • 7. Recipe adapted from www.southernfood.about.com
  • 8. Photo courtesy of www.food.com

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