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Citrus Burst Cake Recipe

Makes: 8 servings
Skill Level: None

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Step 1


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


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


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


all-purpose flour

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

baking powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

baking soda

1/2 teaspoons baking soda


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


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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