Thursday, April 30, 2009
Orange Coffee Cake
Well I was going to post this recipe yesterday but we had no power. That is not a good thing when you have just washed your hair and need to blow it dry. To say my hair looked flat is an understatement. And of course I had made plans to go down to Richmond for the day and spend time with my family there. My two grown sons of course mentioned how flat my hair was right away - "What happened to your hair?" was the greeting even before hello! Luckily after a few hours the power was restored. Amazing how we get used to certain things and what we take for granted.
This recipe is very easy and very good. This is best served warm. It doesn't taste nearly as good after it sits for a day. It's another Paula Deen recipe and I have to say, she has not failed me yet. Every recipe of hers is pretty simple and good. This is kind of a semi homemade recipe since you use refrigerated biscuits! I really hope you give this a try because it is so simple and good. You'll be surprised!
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (16.3 ounce) can refrigerated biscuits (recommened: Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers)
1/4 cup minced walnuts
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons orange zest
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons orange juice, or more as necessary
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch round cake pan.
Separate biscuit dough into 8 biscuits. Place 1 biscuit in the center of the pan. Cut the remaining biscuits in half, forming 14 half-circles. Arrange the pieces around the center biscuit with cut sides facing in the same direction. Brush melted butter over the tops of the biscuits.
In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, granulated sugar and orange zest. Mix well and sprinkle over biscuits. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine confectioners' sugar, cream cheese and orange juice. Blend until smooth adding more orange juice , if needed, to thin. Drizzle glaze over the warm coffee cake and serve.