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Orange Layer Cake with Orange Buttercream and Raspberry Filling

Posted on: Tháng Năm 18, 2009

Cake Ingredients:
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 tbsp orange zest
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk (any kind)
1/2 cup orange juice (fresh, if possible)

Heat oven to 350F and lightly grease a 13×9-inch baking pan (pyrex or metal).
Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine orange zest, vanilla, milk and orange juice in a measuring cup. Add flour mixture alternately with orange juice mixture to butter mixture in the large mixing bowl, beating well after each addition and ending with an addition of flour.
Pour batter into greased 13×9-inch baking pan. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan before frosting.

Frosting:
1 cup butter
approx. 6 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup orange juice (fresh, if possible)
2 tsp orange zest
1/3 cup raspberry jam

In a large bowl, cream butter until smooth. Gradually beat in half the powdered sugar, followed by the vanilla, orange juice and orange zest. Add in remaining powdered sugar as needed (you might need a bit more if it is extremely humid or hot) until thick, creamy and spreadable.
Remove 1/2 cup of frosting into a small bowl and mix with rapsberry jam.

To frost the cake, divide the sheet in half and trim any uneven edges (such as the round corners, if you used a pyrex pan). Slice off the domed top of the cake to make the layers even. Feel free to eat the scraps while you work.
Place one half of the cake on a serving platter.
Fill a pastry bag with 1 cup of frosting. Pipe a border around the top edge of the cake on the platter. Fill in the top of that piece with the raspberry filling. Place second layer of cake gently on top. Frost sides and bottom with remaining frosting. Pipe borders on the edges of the finished cake, if desired.
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