My aunt Liza made this delightful light cake for her New Year’s Day celebration every year! With an orange peel scent and a dusting of powder sugar this cake is irresistible!
Don’t forget to wrap a coin tightly with wax paper before placing in the cake pan. I also have my mother-in-laws New Year’s Eve bread recipe , if you feel adventuresome.
- ½ pound butter, melted
- 2 cups sugar
- 6 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 cups flour
- 3 eggs
- Zest of 1 orange
- ½ cup milk
- Butter the bottom and sides of a 12×3 – inch round cake pan.
- ( Wilton makes a round cake pan )
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt the butter and beat on medium high with the mixer until light in color. Set aside.
- Beat eggs until light in color for about 3-4 minutes .
- Add sugar and continuing beating until fluffy another 3-4 minutes..
- On medium low speed add milk, baking powder, orange zest to eggs.
- On low speed add flour and cooled butter alternately to batter.
- Do not over beat.
- Place wrapped coin in the bottom of the pan. (I wrap my coin with wax paper)
- Pour batter into baking pan.
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees, for 30 -35 minutes until lightly brown.
- Test with a toothpick for doneness.
- Let cool.
- Place cooking rack or plate on top and flip over. Flip once more so top is face up.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
Her original recipe
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