Cake-mix-easy, orange-scented chocolatecake laced with poppy seeds and drizzled with an orange liqueur-kissedchocolate glaze.
Recipe: Chocolate GlazedOrange Poppy Seed Cake
Cake:1 (18.25-ounce) package orange or yellowcake mix 1/3 cup poppy seed 1/3 cup milk 3 large eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel Chocolate Orange Glaze:2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur (optional) 1/2 teaspoon orange extract 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Greaseand flour 12 cup Bundt pan or 10-inch tube pan.
For Cake: Combine cake mix, poppy seed,milk, eggs, sour cream and orange peel in large bowl; beat untilwell blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes; removefrom pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
For Chocolate Orange Glaze: Melt butterin small saucepan over medium heat. With whisk, stir in cocoaand water until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat;stir in liqueur, if desired, orange extract and 1 1/4 cups powderedsugar. Whisk until smooth.
If glaze is too thin, whisk in remaining1/4 cup powdered sugar. Use immediately.; spoon over cake, allowingglaze to run down sides.
Makes 12 servings.
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