Nancy’s Orange Blossom Cake
Lolita Smith, Sumter County
1 (18.25 oz.) package orange cake mix
4 large eggs
½ cup sugar
1 (5.9 oz.) package vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup vegetable oil
¼ cup vodka
½ cup Grand Marnier orange liqueur, divided
½ cup sifted powdered sugar
Sifted powdered sugar
Combine first six ingredients in a large mixing bowl; add ¼ cup liqueur. Beat at a low speed with an electric mixer 1 minute; increase speed to medium and beat 4 more minutes. Pour batter into a greased floured 12-cup tube or bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until a long wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes, invert onto a serving plate.
Combine remaining ¼ cup liqueur and ½ cup powdered sugar, stirring until smooth. Prick warm cake at 1-inch intervals with a long wooden skewer. Brush liqueur mixture over top and sides of cake; cool completely. Sprinkle additional powdered sugar over cake. Yield 1 (10 inch) cake.