Fresh Grapefruit Cake
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
I too could not get the icing temp to reach 160 without burning to the pan, it wouldn't go past 130 degrees.
I made this cake because I had a lot of grapefruits that needed to be used up and wanted to try something different. The cake itself turned out nice as far as texture and density. The icing did not hold up well. The flavor of grapefruit in a cake is simply not good. I am open to trying new recipes but I do not recommend this. Especially after making a special trip to the store for cake flour, bummer.
I was sooooo disappointed. It is a lot of work for a cake that was rather dry and tasteless. I have a gas stove so low heat is a little subjective and my candy thermometer is functional but I couldn't get this to 160 degrees without the frosting on the bottom of my pan starting to burn. This is the first time I've made something from Taste of Home that I truly questioned how this could be a prize winner. It was fun to try something new though.
Not sure why the previous reviewer had such a failure. I've baked this cake several times and it always turned out light as a feather and my family loves the frosting. It's strange how experiences differ so much.
I wouldn't waste the ingredients on this cake. Cake was heavy and frosting was a flop. Been baking for years and never had such an awful experience baking a cake.
Delicious and unusual. I can almost guarantee that if you take this cake to a gathering it will be the only one of its kind. I always print this recipe to hand out to those who ask for it -- someone always does!
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