Fresh Orange Layer Cake

Fresh Orange Layer Cake

Yield: One 9-inch layer cake

Prep Time:25 min

Cook Time:30 min


3 cups cake flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
3 large eggs
1 Tablespoon grated orange zest
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2/3 cup milk


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans.

2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the shortening, sugar, eggs and orange rind at high speed for 3 minutes. Beat in the flour mixture a little at a time, alternating with orange juice and milk, beating after each addition until batter is smooth.

4. Divide the batter between the prepared pans. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool, and then frost with Orange Buttercream Frosting.


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