Yield: 8-10 SERVINGS
Prep Time: 15 MIN
Cook Time: 20 MIN
Total Time: 35 MIN
This tender, flavorful orange layer cake is made with fresh orange juice and zest and is frosted with a tangy orange cream cheese frosting. You could also sprinkle some candied orange peel on the top to make it fancier. It’s definitely a party in the mouth with every bite.
FOR THE ORANGE CAKE:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup oil (extra-virgin olive oil, canola, vegetable, coconut, or blood orange evoo)
1 cup fresh orange juice
3 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 – 2 teaspoons orange zest
FOR THE ORANGE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
1 cup butter softened
1 bar (8- ounce) cream cheese, softened
4 cups Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoon Orange Zest
2 Tablespoons Fresh Orange Juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, stir flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In another mixing bowl, cream oil, orange juice, eggs, sour cream, and orange zest until completely mixed.
Fold in dry ingredients, mixing only until combined.
Pour into greased 8-inch or 9-inch cake pans.
Bake for 19-21 minutes depending on the size of the pan used. The cakes are done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
TO MAKE THE FROSTING:
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese for 4 minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl halfway through mixing. Stir in powdered sugar, orange zest, and orange juice.
Once cakes are cooled, frost with orange cream cheese frosting.