Friday, March 21, 2014

Flo's Cakes - Walnut Orange Coffee Cake




Walnut Orange Coffee Cake

1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 ½ cups orange juice
½ cup butter
1 ½ cups sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 ¾ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 TBSP grated orange peel

Topping:
1 ½ cups brown sugar
¾ cup butter
3 TBSP grated orange peel
3 TBSP orange juice
3 cups flaked coconut
1 ½ cups chopped walnuts

In a small bowl, stir oats and orange juice until softened; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars; beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; add to the creamed mixture alternately with oat mixture. Stir in walnuts and orange peel. Pour into a greased 13x9 pan. Bake at 350˚ for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, orange peel and juice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in coconut and walnuts. Gently spread over warm cake. Broil 4 inches from the heat for 2 minutes or until the topping is bubbly.


Florence lives in the northwoods of Michigan with her husband and three preschoolers. Her hobbies are writing and baking coffee cakes. A few  months ago she published a book titled My First Deer Hunt. This is a children’s story about the time her husband took their oldest son (then four-years-old) to the woods for his first hunting trip.  Email Flo at foxden @emypeople.net.

4 comments :

  1. That looks so wonderful. It must be so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I hope you'll have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Looks very nice. May delicious to eat.

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  3. This cake looks sooo delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I tried it and it was tasty but it did not "look" like the picture. I am wondering if there is any 10x sugar in the topping? On the picture it looks creamy like there could be. Mine just looked like brown sugar and butter. Just checking. It was good to see you last week. Blessings to you and your family! Lynette

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    1. Lynette -
      I'm not sure! I'll ask Flo if she has any hints.
      Gina

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