Photo 4
Western Astrology

Orange-Infused Pound Cake for Leo & Friends

by Harry Pagancoss January 09, 2012 01:30 PM EST
Orange-Infused Pound Cake for Leo & Friends Passion-Gourmet.com

Astrology-based dishes may bring about optimal bliss. Depending on the planetary alignment, the Sun and the Moon, we can prepare delicious recipes to help the capriciousness of the Stars! 

The full Moon is moving from Cancer to Leo. Enthusiasm and vitality are in the air. Let us not forget that it is the second week of the new year and there is still time to get on board with creating the right visualization of what you want the year to be. There is still time to focus on the right thoughts in order to have the successful 2012 you deserve and want. 

While looking at the amazing full Moon last night from my home, I realized it was time to bake something that would set the right tone right before going to bed and also, give us a great way to begin a morning. My Orange-Infused pound cake does just that.

Oranges are ruled by the Sun, which is also Leo's ruling Star. A slice of this moist and fresh pound cake will awaken your vitality and even gain you some friends at the office. So, get your apron and get baking!

Orange-Infused Pound Cake

2 sticks of unsweetened butter

1/2 cup vegetable shortening 

8 oz cream cheese

3 cups sugar

pinch of salt

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Share a free sample 2014 Day-By-Day Forecast. Look forward to 2014 with this forecast as your road map. Get a free one-week preview now!

6 eggs

3 cups self-rising flour

zest from 2 oranges

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup pignoli 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix the butter, the shortening and the cream cheese until well blended. Add the sugar and combine until creamy. Add the pinch of salt and vanilla. One by one and mixing after each, add the eggs. Alternating, add the flour, juice and milk; make sure you start with flour and end with flour. Mix well until creamy and luscious. Add the orange zest and fold in.

Using a well-greased Bundt pan, drop the pignoli nuts over the bottom and pour the batter. 

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Remove and let cool. Remove from the pan and slice. Enjoy with a glass of milk or even some champagne. 

 

 
Find your path to fulfillment with a Free Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
New Moon Wisdom and Creative Ritual
Vedic Horoscopes for the Waxing Moon (July 27 to August 10)
What's Next for Sandra Bullock?
Can Blake Lively Launch a Lifestyle Business?
Dynamic New Moon
Horoscopes for the Week of July 28
The Right Time to Roar
Will "Hercules" Be a Smash Hit for the Rock?
Is Mila Kunis Really Quitting Acting?
Bey and Jay: Trouble in Paradise?
related articles
Return of Your Inner Rebellion as Uranus Goes Retrograde in Aries
Return of Your Inner Rebellion as Uranus Goes Retrograde in Aries

Since 2011, Uranus in Aries has been busy starting revolutions all over the world, and more importantly -- in your love life!... read more »

 
Rockstar Treatment as Jupiter Enters Leo!
Rockstar Treatment as Jupiter Enters Leo!

"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." -- Khalil Gibran On July 16, when the... read more »

 
Capricorn Full Moon: Integrity and Structure -- or Else!
Capricorn Full Moon: Integrity and Structure -- or Else!

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not." -- Oprah... read more »

 
New astro forecast horse 300x250

featured bloggers

Kiki T.

Kiki T.
Born a double Scorpio, Kiki T. began her astro adventures at the tender age of 11. Like any self-respecting Scorpio, obsession led Kiki to astrology. In dire love with fellow Scorpio, Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran, Kiki was convinced he was her soul... read more

Astrology.com videos
3700867004001
3700905329001
3700905332001
3700867019001
3700872245001
3700872247001
3700872247001
3700872262001
3700867031001
3700864997001
3700867045001
3700872259001
3700865002001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
 
today's cosmic calendar
Today's Planetary Forecast

The so-called dog days of August 2014 are upon us -- exactly 100 years since the beginning of World War I, and the skies... read more »

the stars this week!
The Stars This Week

Be Bold! This is no week to hide in the shadows, as Mercury begins its transit through showy Leo on July 31! On August... read more »