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Fresh Orange Layer Cake & Creamy Nut Filling/Frosting Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Shari Duncan

Category:
Category:
 

Cake


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/4 c. Sifted cake flour
1 1/2 c. Sugar
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. Shortening
Zest of 1 orange
1 c. Fresh squeezed orange juice
2 eggs

Directions:
Directions:
Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Add shortening, orange zest, and 2/3 cup of orange juice. Beat for 2 minutes. Add remaining 1/3 cup orange juice and 2 eggs. Beat 2 more minutes,
Pour batter into two greased and floured round cake pans.
Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
Let cool in pans for 10-15 minutes, then remove to cool completely on cooling rack.
 

Creamy Nut Filling and Frosting


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 Tbsp. Flour
1 c. Milk
1/2 c. Shortening
1/2 c. Butter
1 c. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 c. Chopped walnuts or pecans
2 c. Sifted confectioners sugar

Directions:
Directions:
In saucepan, cook milk and flour over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, to a very thick paste. Cool to lukewarm.
In a mixer bowl, cream butter, shortening, sugar and salt. Add cooled paste mixture, beating until light and fluffy. Fold in vanilla and 1/2 of nuts.
USE 1/3 OF THIS MIXTURE TO FILL BETWEEN THE TWO LAYERS

To the remaining 2/3, blend in confectioners sugar (may need more or less than 2 cups) to a good spreading consistency, and frost the sides and top of the cake.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is my favorite cake of all time, and of course it's a little more complicated to make than a regular box cake. This is Grandma Bush's (Hazel Irene Bush) recipe, and she made it especially for me on more than one occasion.

 

 

 

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