Orange-Marmalade Cake
Recipe from Taste of the South



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Yield: 1 (8-inch) cake
Prep Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
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Ingredients
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    1 1/2  cups 
    sugar
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    1 1/4  cups 
    vegetable oil
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    3   
    large eggs
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    orange extract
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    2 1/2  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1   teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
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    1   teaspoon 
    baking soda
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1   cup 
    buttermilk
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    1 3/4  cups 
    orange marmalade
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    1 1/3  cups 
    chopped pecans, toasted
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    recipe Orange Cream-Cheese Frosting (Recipe follows.)
Garnish:
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    fresh orange sections
Orange Cream-Cheese Frosting
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    cream cheese, softened
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    1/2  cup 
    butter, softened
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    3   teaspoons 
    fresh orange zest
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    3   tablespoons 
    fresh orange juice
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    6   cups 
    confectioners' sugar


Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 (8-inch) round cake pans. Set aside.
2.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs, and orange extract. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
3.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, soda, and salt. Gradually add to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in marmalade and pecans. Pour into prepared pans.
4.
Bake for 30 to 33 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
5.
Spread Orange Cream-Cheese Frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with fresh orange sections, if desired.
Orange Cream-Cheese Frosting
1.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add orange zest and juice, beating until combined. Gradually add confectioners sugar, beating until smooth.

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