Grand Marnier Cake

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  • 80 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yield: 1 cake (16 servings)
Ratings (12)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter with 1 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in egg yolks.
  3. Sift together the dry ingredients; add to the first mixture alternately with sour cream, beating until smooth.
  4. Stir in orange zest and chopped pecans.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter.
  6. Pour batter into a buttered 9-inch tube pan and bake at 350 F for 45 to 50 minutes.
  7. Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar with orange juice and Grand Marnier; pour over hot cake.
  1. Decorate top with pecan halves. Cool on rack before removing from pan.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 320
Total Fat 23 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 78 mg
Sodium 218 mg
Carbohydrates 26 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 3 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)