Servings: eight to ten.
This is my mother’s recipe, which I always requested (and got) for my birthday. I love to eat this cake with a cup of Earl Grey tea. Leave yourself plenty of time to frost the cake; it works best if filled and then refrigerated before frosting. Remember to zest your oranges before juicing.
Love to cook? Sign up today to get daily recipes from Fine Cooking plus special offers
This is a wonderful easy absolutely delicious cake. With one exception I followed the recipe exactly and the cake was perfect. The exception was that I used lemon curd (already in the refrigerator) for the filling. I used the frosting recipe and not only was it sumptuous it was more than enough for two 9 inch layers. I took this cake to a dinner party and more than one person had two slices for dessert.
I will make this cake again. I plan to try a lemon cake version simply substituting lemon juice and zest for the orange components.
The cake and the filling were excellent with a nice orange flavor that's not too sweet but the frosting ruined it. It's so sweet that my teeth hurt after eating. If I were to make it again I'd cut the frosting recipe in half (except for the orange) and add cream cheese to cut the sweetness. Also, 8 or 10 servings? I made half a cake and there was enough for eight people because it's so dense and rich.
This is my go-to recipe for birthdays and special occasions. It is not too sweet and it always seems to be a hit with the people who get to eat it. I sometimes make the cake ahead of time and assemble and frost it the next day.
I didn't use the icing recipe for this, but the cake and filling were very good. Not too sweet and very refreshing. You don't need nearly as many oranges as they recommend. 3-4 decent sized ones should get you 2c of juice.
© 2019 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Fine Cooking may receive a percentage of sales for items purchased through links on this site, including Amazon Associates and other affiliate advertising programs.
Do you really want to delete the list, ?
This won't delete the recipes and articles you've saved, just the list.
This feature has been temporarily disabled during the beta site preview.
Add/Edit a private note for this recipeThis note is only visible to you.
Double CheckAre you sure you want to delete your notes for this recipe?