Orange Loaf Cake

February 4, 2008

With multiples of this basic loaf cake, you can build your own wedding cake! SAM

10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
4 ounces sour cream
1 teaspoon orange-flavored liqueur
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
Butter Cream Icing

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and set aside. In a mixer bowl over medium speed, cream and butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a small bowl, combine the flour and baking soda and add alternately with the sour cream to the batter. Add the liqueur and orange zest. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Ice with Butter Cream Icing.
Makes 8 servings.