Orange Cake with Orange Buttercream — The Frugal Chef

This orange cake is depraved simple to make and is to die for. It’s moist and delicate and loaded in taste. We’re going to make an orange buttercream to fill it and frost it. Delish!

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Serves twelve
FOR THE CAKE:
2 ¾ cups (345 grams) all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups (300 grams) sugar
2 tsp. (eight grams) baking powder
¼ tsp. (2 grams) baking soda
1 tsp. (eight grams) salt
1 TBS orange zest
½ cup (118 ml) oil
½ cup (118 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice with pulp
1 cup (235 ml) water
four massive eggs at room temperature

Warmth your oven to 350 levels F (176 C) and evenly oil and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and blend it properly. You need to use your beater or a whisk.

Add the orange zest and oil. Beat it till it resembles peas.

Add the orange juice and beat that in till all of the flour is moist.

Add the water and beat that in till absolutely included.

Add the eggs and beat in properly.

Divide the dough equally in each cake pans and softly bang the pans in opposition to the counter to launch any bubbles.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or till a cake pin comes out clear and the truffles are golden brown.

Place the truffles on a cooling rack and permit cooling utterly earlier than you unmold.

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM:
¾ cup (173 grams) unsalted, softened butter
2 tsp. orange zest
1 tsp. (5 ml) vanilla
four cups confectioner’s sugar (500 grams) — (aka icing or powdered sugar) – sifted
2 TBS freshly squeezed orange juice

Cream the butter with the orange zest and the vanilla. Add the sifted sugar and beat till you’ve a uniform cream. This may take a couple of minutes.

Add the orange juice and beat it in. This may skinny out your frosting/filling. If you’d like it to be thinner add just a little bit extra juice however watch out to not overdo it.

You’ll be able to refrigerate this frosting for as much as per week in a closed container. Convey it to room temperature earlier than utilizing.

ASSEMBLE THE CAKE:
Chocolate bar – any kind (elective)

Place a serving platter the other way up over one of many molds and shortly flip it over to unmold. The cake ought to come out very simply. Very rigorously flip it over together with your fingers in order that it’s proper facet up. Lower off any bulges with a serrated knife to stage the cake.

Unmold the opposite cake on a plate and set it apart.

Place about 1/third of the frosting on the cake within the platter and unfold it out. You’ll be able to add extra if you need a thicker filling.

Very rigorously invert the opposite cake on prime of the filling. Lower off any bulges with a serrated knife to make it stage. If you happen to do that you should have crumbs if you begin frosting the cake. Merely unfold out a skinny layer of frosting on prime after which add the remaining. Frost the highest and sides of the cake swirling with a butter knife or cake spatula.

If you’d like shave some chocolate on to the highest of the cake and the perimeters of the platter with a vegetable peeler. This ornament is straightforward and appears nice.

This cake must be stored within the fridge. Cowl it with a dome so it doesn’t purchase different flavors. Let it sit at room temperature for a couple of minutes earlier than serving.

Print your recipe right here – http://thefrugalchef.com/2016/05/orange-cake/

Music by Sebastian Jacobs

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