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Orange Cake with Orange Filling and Orange Buttercream Frosting

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Rating: 5/5
1 review

ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   12

recipe id: 86208
cook method: oven, stovetop

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1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon grated fresh orange peel
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
4 large egg whites, beaten stiff


1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup water
2 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons butter


6 tablespoons butter
4 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon grated fresh orange peel
1 dash salt
5 tablespoons orange juice


CAKE: Beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Add orange peel. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and add to butter mixture.

Combine water and orange juice and add alternatively with dry ingredients, beating well. Gently fold in egg whites. Pour into two 8-inch round greased and floured cake pans.

Bake in preheated 375 degrees F oven about 30 minutes (or until cake tests done). Cool five minutes and remove from pans.

When cool, spread Orange Filling between layers and frost top and sides with Orange Buttercream Frosting.

ORANGE FILLING: Combine sugar, cornstarch, orange rind and salt in heavy saucepan. Gradually blend in orange juice, water and beaten egg yolks.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Cook three minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Cool before spreading between layers.

ORANGE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING: In small deep bowl, cream butter, confectioners sugar, orange rind, salt and orange juice to spreading consistency. Beat until smooth and creamy.

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559 calories, 17 grams fat, 101 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
LORRAINEF the amount of butter is correct. I just made this at Halloween and it turned out great! Because it was halloween I added orange food coloring paste to really give it all a very orange color not just orange flavor. Everyone loved it. It's a great cake!

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could someone verify the amount of butter listed in the buttercream icing? 6 tbsps to 4 1/2 cups icing sugar? also, can an orange soda be used in place of oj for a more dreamsicle taste? thanks:)

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How many cupcakes does this reciepe make ? Thx

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