Fresh Orange Cake

posted by Schmitty 07-19-99 4:38 PM

Fresh Orange Cake

2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter or margarine softened (2 sticks)
1 cup sugar
3 eggs separated
1 cup dairy sour cream
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Orange Butter Frosting (recipe follows)

Sift flour, baking powder & baking soda onto wax paper. Grease and flour two 1 1/2 inch layer cake pans.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat butter, 3/4 cup of sugar and the egg yolks in a large bowl with electric mixer til light and fluffy. Beat egg whites in a small bowl til foamy. Beat in remaining 1/4 cup sugar until meringue forms soft peaks. Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in orange rind and nuts. Fold in meringue until no streaks of white remain.

Turn batter into prepared pans.

Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 degrees) for 30 minutes or til centers spring back when lightly pressed with fingertips. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Fill and frost with Orange Butter Frosting. Garnish with orange slices and walnut halves if you wish.

Orange Butter Frosting: Beat 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter with 1 teaspoon grated orange rind and half of a 1 pound package of confectioners sugar in a medium size bowl until blended. Beat in remaining confectioners' sugar alternately with 3 to 4 tablespoons milk or cream til smooth and spreadable.

Makes 12 servings.

Go to Mimi's Archive Page

Return to Mimi's Recipe Request Line