I know what you are thinking right now “Fanta in cake!” I know it sounds strange, but before you jump to any conclusions I will describe the flavor: I was expecting an intense Fanta flavor; instead I got a nice satisfying orange flavor. While this cake doesn’t scream Fanta it does leave hints of the soda, so if you decide to make this lovely cake don’t expect the cake to taste like a can of Fanta, instead expect a subtle orange flavor! Now that I got that out of the way I have a quick story about this cake. When I finished making the batter I was baffled by how ethereal the batter looked. I mean when you envision perfection you see this batter: soft, pretty, and cloud like. I was so amazed that I didn’t pay close attention to how well is sprayed the bundt pan (cue the scary music) so my cake ended up sticking to the pan.
Since my cake stuck to the pan it looks like a brain, oh well.
Orange Fanta Cake
YIELD: 12 servings PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 1 hour 10 minutes TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 25 minutes
- 3 sticks Butter, Softened
- 3 cups Sugar
- 5 whole Eggs
- 3 cups All-purpose Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Orange Fanta, Orange Crush, Or Other Orange Soda (not Sugar Free)
- 4 Tablespoons (additional) Orange Soda
- 3 cups Powdered Sugar (more If Needed), Sifted
- Pinch Of Salt
- 1/4 cup Orange Soda (more If Needed)
- 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees. In a bowl cream together butter and sugar. Once combined add eggs one at a time until combined. Next combine flour and salt, and mix into egg, butter, sugar mixture in thirds. Once all flour and salt is combined add soda and mix until batter forms. (If the orange color is not as deep as you want it, add orange food coloring). Next grease and flour bundt pan thoroughly and add batter into pan. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool for 5 minutes once it comes out of the oven. Then take the cake out of the pan and place on a cooling rack or plate. Once the entire cake has cooled completely make the glaze. To make the glaze add all ingredients until a thick-thin texture forms. you may need to add more sugar or soda for desired texture. Glaze the cake, and enjoy!
Slightly Adapted From: The Pioneer Woman
What’s your favorite soda?
I’m not much of a soda drinker, but when I do I love Coca-Cola!