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Orange Fennel Cake

This is a lightly sweetened cake that is flavored with oranges and fennel. The fennel seed powder goes perfectly with citrus and it gives a delightfully different flavor to the orange. This is a very tasty little cake that goes great with fresh fruit and herbal tea. Enjoy the wonderful fruit and herb combination of this delicious cake.

Ingredients for the Cake:

3 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 Tblspn Fennel Seed Powder

3 eggs

1/4 cup lemon yogurt

1/2 cup honey

1 tsp orange extract

Juice from one orange

Zest from one orange

Ingredients & Direction for the Glaze:

Whisk together the following:

Zest from one orange

Juice from one orange

2 cups (sifted) powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using cooking spray, spray 3 mini loaf pans or 3 small bundt pans. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and the fennel seed powder. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, yogurt, honey, orange extract, orange juice, and orange zest. Slowly add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Mix until incorporated, but do not overmix. Pour the cake mix into the prepared pans. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle of the cakes, comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool on a wire rack. Remove the cakes from the pan and pour the prepared glaze over the cooled cakes.

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