Orange Sunshine Loaf
Recipe type: Quick Bread
Total time: 
Serves: 12
A fresh, cheery loaf full of vanilla and orange flavour.
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp grated orange zest
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅔ cup light (5%) sour cream (NOT fat free)
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 3-4 tsp orange juice
  • ½ tsp orange zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly grease a 9x5" baking pan and set aside.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until combined. Whisk in oil and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in egg mixture, alternating with sour cream, making two additions of each and stirring after each addition. Stir in orange juice thoroughly.
  4. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 42-47 minutes, until a tester comes out clean from the center.
  5. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes, then loosen edges with a knife, remove, and let cool completely on wire rack.
  6. When cool, combine glaze ingredients until desired drizzling consistency and pour over the loaf, spreading to cover the top and letting it run down the sides.
  7. Garnish with additional orange zest, if desired.
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