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Citrus Glazed Basil Cake

Citrus Glazed Basil Cake


1 cup butter, softened
2¼ cups sugar
1 tsp. The Spice Hunter Pure Lemon Extract
5 eggs
2¼ cups flour
¼ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
¾ cup sour cream
1 Tbsp. The Spice Hunter California Basil Leaves or 100% Organic Basil
1 cup orange juice
½ cup sugar


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a fluted cake pan. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and lemon together until well blended. Beat eggs into sugar mixture one egg at a time. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt, then mix into sugar mixture. Stir in sour cream, then pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove pan from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before inverting cake onto a plate. While cake is baking, prepare glaze. Bring orange juice to a boil in a small saucepan, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until volume is reduced by half. Add sugar, return to a simmer and cook another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Brush glaze over warm cake and let cool before serving.


  1. Lisa Sullivan February 13, 2018

    Where's the basil?

    1. The Spice Hunter February 14, 2018

      The recipe calls for 1 Tbsp. of The Spice Hunter Basil Leaves.

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