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Cara Cara Orange Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

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Source: http://www.pipercooks.com/cara-cara-orange-cake-spring/


Serves
8
Prep
15 mins
Cook
20 mins

This delicate cake is bright, full of flavor, and perfect for any occasion! 


Ingredients


For the Cake:



  • 250 grams (about 2 cups) all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt

  • 1/2 cup orange juice (from about 2 oranges)

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest (from about 1 orange)

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup sugar


For the Icing:




  • 8 oz (one package) cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1/2 cup (one stick) butter, room temperature)

  • 250 grams (about 2 cups) powdered sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest

  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

  • 1 pinch salt


Directions




  • Preheat oven to 350 F



  • Grease 2 cake pans (I used one 8-inch round cake pan and 1 horse shaped pan, but you can use 2 8-inch round cake pans)



  • In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.



  • In a large bowl, mix together the milk, orange juice, orange zest, yogurt, vanilla, eggs and sugar. Sift in the dry mixture and whisk together just until combined.



  • Pour into pans and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until done.



  • Let cool completely.



  • To make the frosting, whip up the cream cheese with the butter until light and airy.



  • Add powdered sugar, a pinch of salt, orange zest and juice and whip until smooth. Ice cooled cakes.



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