Orange Tea Cake perfect for showers and teas

Orange cakewebJust last week I got a few invites in the mail. A mixture of weddings and baby showers from friends near and far. Seems there is a need for a nice gift or a cake to aid in the gathering of friends and family. This cake is the perfect companion to accompany you to such an event. It’s a very elegant looking cake but very easy to make. No one will ever know it’s made with a mix but your secret is safe with me!

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1 package (16 ounces) pound cake mix
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons orange juice, divided
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 can (15 ounces) mandarin orange segments in light syrup, drained
3/4 cup powdered sugar
Grated peel of one orange

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Grease 9-inch bundt pan.

Beat cake mix, 1/2 c. Orange juice, eggs, and milk in large bowl 2 minutes on medium speed or until light and fluffy.

Fold in orange segments

Pour batter into prepared pan

Bake 45 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.  Cool in pan 15 minutes on wire rack. Invert cake onto wire rack; cool completely.

To prepare glaze, combine sugar, peel, and remaining 2 tablespoons orange juice in small bowl; beat until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cake. Allow glaze to set 5 minutes before serving.