Easy way to make orange-cardamom bundt cakes

Easy way to make orange-cardamom bundt cakes

How is everybody doing? I feel like I have been completely MIA lately. You guys keep asking so nicely for recipes and I keep failing to post them.This cardamom-scented sunburst of a Bundt cake gets a double dose of orange-liqueur-spiked syrup: It’s soaked into the bottom via skewer-poked holes, and brushed on top to harden into a fine, crackly glaze that sets off the rays so well. Serve it for brunch or afternoon tea, it pairs especially well with a spiced cup of milky chai.
This cardamom-scented sunburst of a Bundt cake gets a double dose of orange-liqueur-spiked syrup: It’s soaked into the bottom via skewer-poked holes, and brushed on top to harden into a fine, crackly glaze that sets off the rays so well. Serve it for brunch or afternoon tea, it pairs especially well with a spiced cup of milky chai.

Ingredients

Cake
Glaze

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • For the Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush a 10-to-15-cup Bundt pan with butter; dust with flour, tapping out excess. In a small bowl, stir together milk and orange juice. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cardamom to thoroughly combine.
  • Beat butter with sugar and orange zest on medium‐high speed until pale and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Reduce speed to medium‐low and beat in flour mixture, alternating with milk mixture, each in two additions. Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top with a spatula.
  • Bake until cake is puffed slightly and a wooden skewer inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes (do not turn off oven).
  • For the Glaze: Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, cook butter over medium‐high heat until boiling. Remove from heat; carefully add liqueur (mixture will bubble). When bubbles subside, stir in sugar. Return to medium‐low heat and cook, stirring, until sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  • Pierce holes in cake with skewer at 1‐inch intervals to bottom of pan. Brush half of glaze evenly over cake; let stand until fully absorbed, about 10 minutes. Invert cake onto a baking sheet. Brush remaining glaze evenly over top and sides.
  • Return to oven and bake just until glaze is set and dry, about 5 minutes. Transfer to rack and let cool completely before slicing and serving. Glazed cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

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