Orange Pecan Cake

This is a very rich cake with Grand Marnier poured into it.

Orange Pecan Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 7/8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier

Instructions

1 Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

2 In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs, then add vanilla, sour cream, and orange rind. Beat the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Stir in the pecans. Pour the batter into a greased and floured tube pan.

3 In a small bowl, mix together the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, the orange juice, and the liqueur.

4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until it tests done with a toothpick. Pour the orange juice mixture over the hot cake. Transfer to a rack to cool.

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