Grand Marnier Cake

Overhead view of an orange cake
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    80 mins

Grand Marnier's distinctive taste adds a special something to everything from cocktails to Crepes Suzette. This elegant cake includes Grand Marnier, orange juice and orange zest for a wonderful citrus flavor.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • orange zest from 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup Grand Marnier liqueur (or more orange juice may be used)
  • pecan halves

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter with 1 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in egg yolks.
  3. Sift together the dry ingredients; add to the first mixture alternately with sour cream, beating until smooth.
  4. Stir in orange zest and chopped pecans.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter.
  6. Pour batter into a buttered 9-inch tube pan and bake at 350 F for 45 to 50 minutes.
  7. Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar with orange juice and Grand Marnier; pour over hot cake.
  1. Decorate top with pecan halves. Cool on rack before removing from pan.