Orange Grove Cake- Nitty Gritty Cakes & Pies

This bundt cake recipe is from a Nitty Gritty book; Cakes & Pies, 1978. It is double sided one side is cakes, turn it over and pies are on the other side.This recipe is from the bundt cake chapter. I have seen a lot of bundt cake pans in stores lately. I think they are having a comeback. Another unusual thing about this book is the background of the cake section. The pages are a pale pink with cake texture. It looks like they photographed a slice of strawberry angel food cake and used it as the background. The titles of the recipes are in a brighter pink.

Orange Grove Cake

3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons grated orange rind
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs, unbeaten
1/2 cup orange marmalade
3 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 cup walnuts, chopped
Nutty topping- Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs and 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or almonds together until crumbly.

Prepare Nutty Topping. Butter a 10-cup bundt pan well. Pat topping on bottom and sides (not on the center tube) of the pan. Cream butter and sugar. Mix in orange rind and vanilla. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in marmalade. Sift dry ingredients together. Add to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice and milk. Fold in nuts. Turn batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees about 70 minutes. Cool before removing from pan.

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