How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Thoroughly butter a 10-inch Bundt or tube pan.
  • Sprinkle the pan with the bread crumbs.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  • In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and oil until soft.
  • Gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  • Tint with the tiniest drop of food coloring, if using.
  • On the lowest speed, alternately add the sifted dry ingredients in three additions with the milk in two additions, scraping the bowl as necessary, beating just to mix after each addition.
  • Stir in grated citrus zest by hand.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, pouring half the batter on one side of the tube pan and half on the other.
  • Level the top by briskly rotating the pan back and forth.
  • Bake the cake until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 1 to 1 1/4 hours.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let the cake cool slightly in the pan on a wire rack, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Now prepare the glaze.
  • Stir the fruit juice, sugar and oil in a bowl just to mix.
  • Place a cake rack over the tube pan and invert the cake onto it.
  • Place the rack over a large sheet of foil.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the glaze all over the warm cake, until completely absorbed.
  • Brush on any glaze that has dripped onto the foil.
  • Let the cake cool completely.
  • Using a flat-sided baking sheet or a very large spatula, transfer the cake to a round platter or cake plate.
  • Let the cake stand loosely covered with plastic wrap for several hours, so that the glaze has time to penetrate to the interior of the cake.
  • When ready, the cake will be completely dry.
  • Cut into slices to serve.
  • Notes:
  • The batter for the cake can also be baked in two loaf pans.
  • The cake freezes well.
  • But glaze it after defrosting so that it will be freshly moistened

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    " It was excellent "
    choclytcandy ate it and said...
    just added your recipe to the following groups: Cakes of Any Type, Pice of Cake and Desserts. thanks for sharing.
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  • 22566 9 years ago
    A wonderful sounding recipe.Thank-you
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    wow midge this sounds wonderful i love the lime one ............high 5
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Sounds yummie, you got my 5
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