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My husband is very simple and plain when cakes are in question, so I had to split this cake in half. The plain half is all his to enjoy, while me and the kids are enjoying the glazed half. Originally, the glaze covers only the top of the cake, but as I had plenty of glaze on hand, I just opened the cake and filled it with some glaze too.
3 dL sugar
3dL all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ tablespoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
1 ½ dL sour cream
50 g butter or margarine
Glaze:75 g butter or margarine
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
grated rind of 1 orange
3 ½ dL powdered (confectioners’) sugar
thin orange slices, for top decoration
Beat eggs and sugar white and fluffy. Using a wooden spoon, add flour mixed with baking soda, cinnamon and ginger. Mix in the sour cream and lastly the cooled melted butter.
Pour batter into a greased and floured baking pan, 20 x 30 cm.
Bake on the medium rack of the oven for about 30 minutes.
Turn the cake onto a cooling rack and let in cool down.
With an electric mixer, whisk together all the ingredients for glaze. The glaze will be shiny and smooth. Spread it over the cake. Cut the cake into pieces and garnish each piece with a thin orange slice.