Servings: Makes about 2 dozen
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons orange extract
2 teaspoons orange zest, divided
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13x9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, and salt. Add butter, eggs, extract, and 1 teaspoon zest, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake for 30 minutes or until light golden brown and set. Remove from oven, and pierce cake all over with a fork.
4. In a small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, orange juice, and remaining 1 teaspoon zest until smooth. Pour over warm cake. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
Recipe Courtesy of Paula Deen