Orange Poppy Seed Cake

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I love the whole idea of Spring, the hills are bright green, my tulip bulbs are starting to show, rain is happening which is something we don’t have enough of! I thought a bright dessert would coincide with the season. Citrus is a favorite of mine, it’s so bright and cheerful! This cake has the perfect blend of tang and sweetness. Happy March to you all!

Orange Poppy Seed Cake

1 TBSP orange rind, grated

1 white cake mix

1 ½ cups orange juice

1/3 cup canola oil

3 eggs

1 tsp orange extract

1 TBSP poppy seeds

2 TBSP flour

½ tsp baking powder

In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients on slow for 30 seconds, then 2 minutes on medium speed. Bake at 350, 15-18 mins for cupcakes, 9×13 pan 24-26 mins. Cool and then frost with cream cheese frosting.

Frosting:

8 oz softened cream cheese

1 ½ cups powdered sugar

4 TBSP softened butter

2 tsp vanilla ext

¼ tsp salt

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