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Orange Sheet Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None
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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


1/2 teaspoon salt

butter, softened

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

granulated sugar

1-3/4 cup granulated sugar


3 eggs

orange extract

1/4 teaspoons orange extract


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 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 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 was delicious and very easy!
Date published: 2013-03-11
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