Orange Pecan Spice Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
The Saucy Southerner
The Saucy Southerner
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Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
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  • FOR THE ORANGE SYRUP
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 orange peel, being careful to remove just the outer peel and no pith.
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  • FOR THE FROSTING
  • 2 8- ounce packages cream cheese, cold
  • 8 tablespoons (one stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon orange liqueur (or orange extract)
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • Optional garnishes: Orange peel, mint leaves

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