Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spiced Almond and Orange Cake

Indulge this Easter with this omega-3 rich cake that's also loaded with Vitamin C from Sandra Lee of the Food Network.


18.25-ounce box spice cake mix
1/2 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
3 eggs

Caramelized Orange:

1 cup orange juice
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 orange, thinly sliced

Cheese Frosting:

2 cups cream cheese frosting
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cinnamon extract


2 cups sliced almonds, toasted

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat 2 (8-inch) cake pans with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Mix cake ingredients in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Pour batter into prepared cake pans and bake for 30-35 minutes. When done, cool cakes, turn onto wire racks and level.
3. For caramelized oranges: Boil first three ingredients in a pan for 5 minutes. Add oranges and boil for 5 minutes more. Remove oranges to cool.
4. For frosting: Mix all ingredients until smooth.
5. Assemble cake: Fill cake layers with frosting and frost on the outside. Press almond slivers on the outside and arrange orange slices on top.

Author: Kristine Gonzaga


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