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    Orange Layer Cake


    Source of Recipe


    David

    List of Ingredients




    Orange Layer Cake

    1 1/2 cups sugar
    1/2 cup butter or margarine
    1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel
    2 14 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup cold water
    1/4 cup orange juice
    4 stiffly beaten egg whites

    ORANGE FILLING
    1/2 cup sugar
    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    5 1/2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup orange juice
    1/4 cup water
    2 slightly beaten egg yolks
    2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    Orange Buttercream Frosting
    6 tablespoons butter or margarine
    4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    1 tablespoon orange peel -- finely shredded
    1 dash salt
    6 tablespoons orange juice



    Recipe



    In large mixing bowl cream the sugar and the butter or margarine till
    light and fluffy.

    Add the orange peel.

    Stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and the salt.

    Combine cold water and the orange juice; add to creamed mixture
    alternately with dry ingredients, beating well after each addition.

    Fold in egg whites.

    Pour into two greased and floured 8 x 1 1/2-inch round baking pans.

    Bake at 375 about 30 minutes or till wooden pick inserted in center
    comes out clean.

    Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans.

    When cool, spread Orange Filling on one layer; top with remaining layer.

    Frost with Orange Buttercream Frosting.

    For Orange Filling, in saucepan combine the sugar, cornstarch, orange
    peel, and salt.

    Gradually blend in the orange juice, water, and egg yolks.

    Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened and bubbly.

    Remove from heat; Stir in butter till melted.
    Cool.

    For Orange Buttercream Frosting, in mixer bowl cream butter or margarine,
    softened, till fluffy;
    blend in powdered sugar, finely shredded orange peel, and dash salt till
    smooth. Add orange juice, enough to make frosting of spreading
    consistency.

    Beat till smooth.

 

 

 


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