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granma myhand’s orange sheet cake

Recipe by
Lark Dunton
Roanoke, VA

My granma’s favorite, it always makes me feel a little loved to make it.

yield 20 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For granma myhand’s orange sheet cake

  • 3 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 3
  • 1 1/3 c
    fresh orange or other sweet citrus juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange zest
  • 2 c
    orange or tangerine segments
  • 1 c
  • 0.25 c
    corn starch
  • 1 1/2 c
    orange juice
  • 0.5 tsp
  • 3 tsp
  • 0.5 c
    dried cranberries

How To Make granma myhand’s orange sheet cake

  • 1
    Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and first portion of salt
  • 2
    Cream butter and sugar til fluffy. Add eggs. Add orange zest and segments, and cranberries
  • 3
    Alternating, gradually add flour and orange juice while mixing. Beat til nice and smooth
  • 4
    Pour into a 11x14 pan and bake at 350 F for about 35 minutes
  • 5
    THE GLAZE: Mix sugar and cornstarch in a sauce pan. Add the orange juice gradually, blending nicely to avoid lumps. Add the last bit of salt and butter, then heat this mixture over a medium hot fire til it turns into a Golden glossy glistening gleam of goodness
  • 6
    Pour the glaze over the cake in the pan. I poke holes in the cake to help it soak in. Next time, I’m gonna use liquor instead of orange juice to make the glaze!

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