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Citrus Burst Cake Recipe


Makes: 8 servings

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Step 1

Cake

Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare pans with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In large bowl, beat 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add vanilla and 1 teaspoon of each citrus zests; mix well. Add flour mixture alternately with orange juice, beating until just combined. Divide evenly into pans.

Step 3

Bake 18-21 minutes, rotating pans half way between baking. Cakes are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes on cooling grid; remove from pans and cool completely.

Step 4

Filling

For filling, beat shortening and 6 tablespoons butter in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add 1/2 teaspoon of each citrus zests, juice and, if desired, liqueur; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Step 5

Assemble

To assemble, cut the crowns off of each cake layer. Place first layer on cake board or serving plate. Spread a layer of icing to edges of cake. Top with second cake. Spread a thin layer of lemon curd to edges. Repeat, alternating layers of icing and lemon curd. On top cake, spread a layer of icing, followed by a layer of lemon curd.

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1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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all-purpose flour

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

baking powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

baking soda

1/2 teaspoons baking soda

salt

1/2 teaspoon salt

butter, softened

3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened (divided)

granulated sugar

1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

eggs

3 eggs

lemon zest

1 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (divided)

lime zest

1 1/2 teaspoon lime zest (divided)

orange zest

1 1/2 teaspoon orange zest (divided)

orange juice

1 cup orange juice

solid vegetable shortening

1/4 cup solid vegetable shortening

sifted confectioners' sugar

2 cups (about 1/2 lb.) sifted confectioners' sugar

orange liqueur (optional)

1-2 tablespoons orange liqueur (optional)

lemon curd

1 jar (10 oz.) lemon curd

lime juice

1-2 tablespoons lime juice

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Citrus Burst Cake is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from wrong instructions I bought the layering pans. Only after i mixed the ingredients, did I find in the box for the recipe for this cake. They are different. So needless to say, I was short butter on the batter. Please correct this! The cake itself tastes good, even though I put the wrong amount of butter.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Aaaaargh! Recipe and instructions do not match. The instructions for the icing call for butter and zests, but the list of supplies does not. The cake came out with the middle dropped. Not sure if that's my fault, or if the cake recipe was faulty.
Date published: 2016-04-09
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