Recipe: Beat and Bake Orange Cake

Beat and Bake Orange Cake
Ingredients
Original recipe makes 2 8 inch round pans

1/2   teaspoon  salt
1 teaspoon  grated orange zest

3   teaspoons  baking powder

1 1/2 cups  superfine sugar

1/2 cup  milk

1/2 cup  orange juice

1/2 cup   vegetable oil
3   eggs, beaten

1 1/2 teaspoons   grated orange zest

 6 tablespoons   butter, softened

2  cups  confectioners’ sugar
2  tablespoons  orange juice

1 teaspoon  vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.

  • In a measuring cup, combine milk, 1/2 cup orange juice, oil, beaten eggs, and 1 1/2 teaspoon orange zest. Set aside.
  • Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl. Mix in sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Divide batter into prepared pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  • To make Orange Butter Frosting: Cream butter until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Beat in 2 tablespoons orange juice to bring to spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla and 1 teaspoon orange zest.

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