Orange Cake

Friday, June 1, 2012

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I love this recipe… Only 6 tablespoons of butter used!!! 

My butter stash is getting low but I wanted to make a cake…… actually I wanted to do a orange creamcicle but couldn’t find a recipe that didn’t start off with a boxed cake mix.. and since I didn’t have any fresh oranges this time around and I knew I had some orange juice in the freezer so why not just use that?
Halfway through I found out I didn’t have enough sour cream or plain yogurt ( that I used the first time I made this cake and it turned out wonderful) for the “cream” part of the cake so I settled for just an orange cake.

In a medium size bowl add your flour, sugar, salt and baking soda set aside

In mixing bowl add your wet ingredients

Mix well and then add your flour

Mix that well until smooth

This is what happens to my counter when I bake….. doesn’t that look fun to clean?

Pour into prepared pans and bake

Baked and cooled! Ignore that weird spot on that one over there…

Now for the icing …. The original recipe calls for a lot more butter and powdered sugar.. and I figured if you cut down on the butter you can cut down on the powdered sugar.. it doesn’t make a lot of icing and if you want that kind of cake then double the icing..  add everything but the powdered sugar and mix well

Add your powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy

I thought I was going to do four layers with this cake but I am not feeling that energetic today so it will only be two layers.. icing between cake layers

Now icing all over…

Again… not the best looking cake… and since it is only for the family and not company I just slopped the icing on…

Orange Cake Recipe


2 ½ cups flour
1 ¾ cups sugar
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup oil
1 cup orange juice
3 eggs
1 cup sour cream

6 tablespoons butter
8 ounce cream cheese
¼ cup orange juice
2 cups powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350f
Oil and flour two 9 inch round baking pans
In medium size bowl add flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Set aside
In mixing bowl add eggs, oil, orange juice, and sour cream beat well and then add your flour mixture and beat 3 to 4 minutes scraping down sides halfway through.
Pour into pans and bake 25 to 30 minutes until toothpick test is right
Remove from pans and let cool completely.
Icing :
Add your butter, cream cheese, and orange juice in mixing bowl
Mix until smooth and add your powdered sugar.. mix that till completely smooth and fluffy about 4 to 5 minutes.
Proceed with icing of cake.


Nancy W said...

Looks delicious!

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