Pour mixture into greased cake pan, and bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a tester toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and let it cool completely(at least 1 hour) before frosting.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 ounces mascarpone cheese
1 teaspoon orange extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Combine all ingredients in medium-sized bowl.
Cream together using a hand-mixer until combined thoroughly.
Frost the completely cooled cake (I stress this because if the cake is even a tad warm, the frosting will melt and turn into glaze-like it did for me! Of course, it will still taste awesome, but it won't be frosting).Cut into individual slices and enjoy! I woke up at 6 A.M. to bake this cake as my mom and sister were leaving town that day, and I wanted them to eat it as well. It was delicious! The cake itself was extremely moist, and the frosting added an extra dimension of flavor without too much richness. My mom ate 2 whole slices for breakfast! :)