Cardamom Orange Cake

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!

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Circa Thanksgiving time, I bought some ($16/jar… yikes!) cardamom to bake my first homemade pumpkin pie. Since then, I have not been inspired to bake or cook with this dainty spice–until yesterday!

Not much is in season right now, and I am excitedly awaiting rhubarb season. For this cake I used a recipe from Cooking Light. The naval orange and lemon were just what is needed for to ring in the first day of spring!

Cake:

Cooking spray
3 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 3/4 teaspoons ground cardamom (I used 2 tsp)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
2/3 cup canola oil (I used veg. oil)
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs

Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

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