Over the holiday I tried a new recipe for cake using those sugared, orange slice candies that have been in stores for a hundred years (probably the same exact bags have been hanging there for hundred years on the display). I don’t know why, but I am strangely attracted to them and like to eat them. Not a lot at one time, but a few here and there. My mother had a friend that made a fruit-cake consistency orange slice candy for Christmas every year. Then, I spied a bowl of orange slice candy next to my man neighbors chair. He said it was his favorite candy and that his aunt used to make a cake with them. So, I was inspired to help him out by finding a recipe.
I found one on Pinterest via the Happy Cooker Blog. It was really good. I chose to make smaller bundt cake servings instead of one big cake so I could share them with neighbors.
Mr. Bee’s review was that the cakes were good, but I needed to chop the candy pieces a little smaller. Even though the recipe included mixing the candies with flour to prevent settling, they still did sink to the bottom. I think the cakes were also better slightly warm. But, nonetheless, it was a good cake and I’m glad I tried the recipe. There are other similar ones on my cake Pinterest board I may try for comparison.
Why don’t you try out a new recipe this weekend?