Someone gave me a beautiful bag of just picked oranges, so me being myself; I made a cake with them.
Here's the recipe:
1 basic yellow cake recipe, zest and juice of 6 medium oranges.
Proceed with recipe using the juice of oranges instead of liquid recipe suggests.
Mix batter gently until ingredients are incorporated, then beat 2 mins with a hand mixer.
Pour into two oiled and floured 8 inch round cake pans. Set temp to 325 and bake for 15 mins then
Rotate and bake 15 more mins. Cool for 15 mins. Turn out on rack to cool.
1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup fresh orange juice. Bring to a boil and stir on low to completely
dissolve sugar. Using pastry brush, paint layers with orange syrup. Let cool entirely.
1/2 stick of unsalted butter, 1/2 stick of shortening, 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice,
1/ 8 cup of triple sec ( orange liquer). 5 cups confection sugar. Stir until all ingredients begin to
Hold together. Beat on med speed until fluffy about 2 mins then add zest of two oranges
And beat for another min.
Frost bottom layer with about 1/2 cup of frosting then frost with the rest of cake.
I love fresh citrus. While we are waiting for our new trees to produce our
country neighbors are gracious and share oranges with us.
I will certainly share the fresh mulberry jelly I am making in a few weeks. I love to trade!