|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 cake (16 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 23g||30%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||49%|
|Total Carbohydrate 26g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Grand Marnier's distinctive taste adds a special something to everything from cocktails to Crepes Suzette. This elegant cake includes Grand Marnier, orange juice and orange zest for a wonderful citrus flavor.
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar (divided)
- 3 eggs (separated)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon orange zest (or zest from 1 orange)
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup Grand Marnier liqueur (or more orange juice may be used)
- 1 cup pecan halves
Cream butter with 1 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg yolks.
Sift together the dry ingredients; add to the first mixture alternately with sour cream, beating until smooth.
Stir in orange zest and chopped pecans.
Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter.
Pour batter into a buttered 9-inch tube pan and bake at 350 F for 45 to 50 minutes.
Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar with orange juice and Grand Marnier; pour over hot cake.
Decorate top with pecan halves. Cool on rack before removing from pan.