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Food – Fresh California Orange Cake

Food - Fresh California Orange Cake

Fresh California Orange Cake
Ingredients

1/3 C butter
1/3 C shortening
2 tsp grated orange rind
1 1/2 C sugar
3 eggs
2 1/2 C sifted cake flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 C fresh orange juice less 2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp orange juice concentrate
Creamy Orange Frosting
1/2 C butter
1 3 oz. pkg cream cheese
1 pound powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 C fresh orange juice
2 tsp grated orange rind
dash salt
orange food coloring (I didn’t use)
Tinted Orange Coconut
1 C flaked coconut
1 tsp orange juice
1 or 2 drops orange food coloring
Instructions

Cream together butter, shortening and rind
Very gradually add sugar, creaming until light
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
Continue beating 5 minutes
Sift together dry ingredients and add alternately with orange juice to creamed mixture
Add in orange juice concentrate
Beat only until smooth after each addition
Bake in 2 greased and floured 9 inch round pans at 350 for 25-30 minutes
Cool 10 minutes on rack and then remove from pans and cool
Fill and frost with Creamy Orange Frosting
Marilyn decorated hers with tinted orange coconut (I don’t like coconut so just used a slice of orange)
Creamy Orange Frosting
Cream butter and cream cheese
Gradually beat in sugar alternately with orange juice beating until smooth
Stir in orange rind and salt
Add a drop or two of orange food coloring to tint a light orange
Beat until creamy
Tinted Orange Coconut
Combine coconut, orange juice and food color
Shake or stir with a fork
Coconut should be lightly colored to match frosting
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