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Old-Fashioned Orange Layer Cake Recipe

Old-Fashioned Orange Layer Cake Recipe

THIS is a very old-fashioned cake, tender and moist, with a good orange flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2-1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange juice and peel. Add flour to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  • 2. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. In a large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, orange juice and peel; beat until smooth. Spread glaze between layers and over the top and sides of cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 576 calories, 22 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 140 mg cholesterol, 472 mg sodium, 92 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.