Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Linda's Old Fashioned Grapefruit Cake

Blend together:

1/4 cup butter
1-1/2 cups white sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
3 Tbs grapefruit rind, 3 Tbs for garnish
3/4 cup grapefruit juice
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
In small bowl mix:
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cream Cheese Icing:
4 ozs soften cream cheese
2 Tbs butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup powdered sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour bundt pan.
2.  In large bowl, with electric mixer cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs, sour cream, oil, grapefruit zest and juice, and vanilla.  Mix for 2 mins.
3.  In separate bowl mix dry ingredients.  Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients, mix well.
4.  Mix ingredients for sugar/cinnamon in small bowl. 
5.  Pour 1/2 batter into bundt pan, sprinkle 1/2 sugar/cin mixure on top, pour remaining batter in bundt pan.  Sprinkle remaining sugar/cin mixure on top of cake.
6.  Bake approx. 60-65 mins, or until done.   Cool
7.  Drizzle cream cheese icing over top of cake.  Sprinkle reserved zest over cream cheese icing.

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