New Years Vasilopita Cake (Orange & Brandy Bundt Cake)
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Serves: Depends On Slice Size
 
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Eggs, separated
  • 1 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 12 Tablespoons (1½ sticks) Unsalted Butter, melted, or a combination of butter and margarine
  • 1¼ Cups Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • ½ Cup Brandy
  • 4 Cups Flour
  • 4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • Grated zest of 2 oranges
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • ~~Orange Glaze~~
  • 1 Cup Confectionary Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
  • ¼ Teaspoon Orange Extract
  • Few Drops Orange Liquid Food Coloring (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 10-inch bundt cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until light yellow and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the butter or butter and margarine and beat for 1 minute more. Beat in the orange juice and brandy.
  3. Whisk together the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and the zests in another large bowl. Add to the yolk mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until incorporated.
  4. In a large clean bowl, with clean beaters, beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Fold them into the batter. Pour the batter into the pan and shake gently to even the top.
  5. Bake the cake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until it is golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack before removing from the pan and serving.
  6. ~~Orange Glaze~~~~
  7. Combine all ingredients, add more sugar if its to thin or more orange juice if it is to thick.
Recipe by I'm At Home Baking! at http://imathomebaking.com/new-years-vassilopita-cake-orange-brandy-bundt-cake/