Tuesday, July 17, 2012

“A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it”

Let's not sit on this cake! (I just couldn't resist the quote above for my blog title today.)

Fresh Orange Layer Cake (Memaw's)

2 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 medium eggs
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
2/3 of 1 cup liquid (1/4 cup untrained orange juice and 3/4 cup water or milk)
1/3 cup liquid

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
Add shortening, grated orange rind, and 2/3 cup liquid. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
Add 1/3 cup liquid and eggs. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
Pour into 2 greased 8 inch layer pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
Frost with orange icing.

Orange Icing

5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 box confectioners sugar

Put all ingredients into small mixing bowl and beat until light and creamy. If mixture is too thick, add more orange juice until consistency for spreading.

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