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Orange Sheet Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing Recipe


Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare 9 x 13 in. sheet pan with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, orange zest, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add sugar 1/4 cup at a time, scraping down sides of bowl as needed; when combined, beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; add vanilla and orange extracts. Add half of flour mixture; beat on low speed until nearly combined. Add buttermilk to moisten; add in remaining flour mixture, beating until just incorporated. Spread batter evenly in pan.

Step 3

Bake 25-33 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool cake in pan completely before icing.

Step 4

When cake is completely cool, spread orange cream cheese icing over the top.

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1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

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all-purpose flour

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

orange zest

2 tablespoons orange zest

baking powder

1 tablespoon baking powder

salt

1/2 teaspoon salt

butter, softened

3/4 cup (1-1/2 stick) butter, softened

granulated sugar

1-3/4 cup granulated sugar

eggs

3 eggs

orange extract

1/4 teaspoons orange extract

buttermilk

1-1/4 cups buttermilk

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Orange Sheet Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I prepared this cake for a Thanksgiving dinner and it received rave reviews from everyone that had a piece. Instead of the cream cheese icing, however, I paired it with an orange buttercream recipe that I had on hand and the combination was delightful. The cake itself has a very subtle orange/vanilla flavor, which reminded me an of orange Creamsicle. Texture-wise I thought it was perfect. It was nice and moist without being too crumbly or too dense. Even as someone who is new baking, I found it very easy to make and it baked up quite nicely. I will definitely have to bake this again in the future, only next time I think I'll try the cream cheese frosting.
Date published: 2013-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a hit at any party or pot luck. I like it so much I made some adjustments to make it into petite fours. Was an easy transition. I thinned the icing using additional orange Juice. I have also made it using lemon juice and zest. You can easily dye the icing for holiday petite fours. Using a writing tip I make them into little presents. Makes a cute presentation. My grand daughter wants to take a tray of "presents" for her holiday party at school this year. She will help decorate them. It is so easy an eight year old can easily assist in the decorating.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My mom always made orange drop cookies with orange frosting and the taste of this cake reminds me of those cookies. If you don't have buttermilk you can use regular milk with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Let it set for a few minutes till slightly thicken. Pam is great stuff , but most of the time I use parchment paper on the bottom of my pan. It absolutely prevents sticking and makes for easy clean up. Another alternative is Wilton's Pan Release.it's magic at preventing sticking and as the name implies it releases the pan!
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My rating is only for the sheet cake. I made a double batch for my daughter's birthday party and used Wilton's buttercream icing to decorate. The cake is very easy to make and it was delicious! The buttermilk makes it moist and there was a nice balance of vanilla and orange throughout. This recipe is a keeper!
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake is awesome! The pan I had was a little too large so I cut the cake in half and made it into a layer cake. The icing is probably the best icing I have ever tasted! Mine was actually a little thin as I ran out of icing sugar but it still worked. Even though I made the cake into a layer cake I still had lots of icing left....so be generous when icing. I also added in more orange zest then the recipe suggested.
Date published: 2012-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This cake has great flavour and the icing is to die for. I'm very new to baking so my cake didn't turn out quite the way it should have. First rookie mistake was I used cake flour instead of All Purpose Flour so it turned out very dense almost shortbread type consistency. Had a lot of fun trying to make it, will definitely try again.
Date published: 2011-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I didn't have buttermilk so I "made" my own by mixing together (per cup of buttermilk needed) a shade less than 1 cup of whole milk with a tablespoon of vinegar. The cake was moist and delicious. It ought to be renamed Creamsicle On A Plate.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from when I first saw this receipe I didn't think about making it because I though it would just be another "cake". I was wrong, it is very good and everyone enjoyed it. easy to make, looks good and the best TASTES great thank you
Date published: 2010-12-04
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