Catholic Recipe: Pumpkin Orange Cake
Moist make-ahead pumpkin spice cake with orange frosting.
Two typical foods of the California missions: Pumpkins and oranges makes this a wonderful cake to serve for the feast of St. Junipero Serra.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another mixing bowl, beat pumpkin, orange juice, milk and orange peel. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with pumpkin mixture. Fold in nuts.
Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
For frosting, combine butter and confectioners' sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat in the milk, orange juice and peel. Frost cake.Recipe Source: Quick Cooking magazine