Dessert

Lemon Orange Cake

Lemon Orange Cake, Orange Lemon Cake

The zesty combination of this Lemon Orange Cake is mindblowing delicious. It gives you an explosion of flavor with every single bite.

Orange lemon cake is lovely during the spring and summer months as well as in the dead of winter.

Lemon Orange Cake

I love anything that is tangy like lemons, limes, or oranges. Plus, I am a big fan of CAKE!!!  I figured I might as well combine the two and see how it goes. Well, I am happy to report it turned out brilliant, vibrant, and delicious.

There isn’t anything I would change about this orange lemon cake recipe. It’s seriously one of my best inventions ever.

If you are having a spring gathering or summer barbecue, I highly recommend making one of these layered lemon orange cake. Crowds seriously devour every last crumb like the world is coming to an end. It really is the best orange layered cake ever, and I am sure you are going to love it!

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Tips For Making A Layered Cake 

When making a layered cake, I have a few tips for you to consider. Let’s take a look:

  • Let the cakes cool all the way before you cut them. 
  • Carefully use a serrated knife to cut the tops of the cake evenly. 
  • Add frosting to the cake and spread it around. 
  • Put the next layer of cake on top and add more frosting. Repeat the process until they are all added. 

Ways To Decorate Your Orange Lemon Cake 

  • Add lemon slices on top of the cake. They are vibrant and gorgeous.
  • Place some orange slices on the cake to add some more color and flavor.
  • Sprinkle on some lemon or orange zest to add more color. 

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How Should You Store This Cake

Put the cake in an airtight container after it has been cooled and frosted. I think it tastes better cold, plus if it’s frosted, it needs to be refrigerated. It will last in the fridge for up to 4 days.  I don’t recommend ever letting the cake sit out for longer than 2 hours at a time to ensure that it doesn’t spoil quickly. 

Can You Freeze Leftover Cake 

Yes, I recommend freezing any lemon orange cake that you can’t eat within 4 days. Wrap it up and put it inside of a food container. It will last in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to serve it, you can simply place it on the counter to defrost for 30 minutes – 1 hour, or you can put it in the fridge until it’s thawed. I tend to enjoy it when it’s still a little bit frozen. The frosting tastes like ice cream that way. 

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Ingredients

Yay! Now we are to the good part, so you can see what we need to make the cake as well as what we need to frost the cake. The homemade frosting is very sweet and tangy. It’s the perfect combination and goes so well on this orange lemon cake. 

  • 6 C flour
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 3/4 C sugar
  • Four large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/3 C fresh lemon juice
  • Three 9inch round cake pans

Lemon Frosting ingredients:

  • 3 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 6 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 3 tsp fresh orange juice
  • 3-6 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • One large piping bag fitted with a star tip
  • Lemons and oranges, thinly sliced

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How to Make This Lemon Orange Cake 

Don’t you just love how vibrant and beautiful this lemon orange cake is? I truly can’t resist the aroma or flavor of this orange lemon cake. Give it one taste, and I am pretty sure you will feel the exact same. 

First Step: Preheat oven to 350 and spray the cake pans with pam baking spray

Second Step: In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside.

Third Step: Using a standing mixer, beat the butter and sugar together creamy.

Fourth Step: Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until combined.

Fifth Step: With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients just until combined.

Sixth Step: With the mixer still running on low, add the buttermilk, lemon zest, and lemon juice and mix just until combined.

Seventh Step: Pour batter evenly into cake pans.

Eighth Step: Bake for around 21-26 minutes or until the cakes are baked through.

Lemon Frosting Directions:

First Step: Using a standing mixer, cream together all ingredients until stiff and smooth peaks form

Second Step: Using a cake slicer, slice a thin layer off the tops of the cakes to create a flat surface.

Third Step: Place 1 cake layer on your serving plate.

Fourth Step: Evenly cover the top with about 1 cup of frosting.

Fifth Step: Top with 2nd cake layer and evenly cover the top with about 1 cup of frosting.

Sixth Step: Top with the third cake layer.

Seventh Step: Spread the remaining frosting all over the top and sides.

Eighth Step: Using a frosting leveler, smooth frosting evenly and remove to create a naked look

Ninth Step: Pipe larger dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake

Tenth Step: Place the sliced orange along the bottom of the cake

Tenth Step:  Place the sliced lemons in between the larger dollops

Tenth Step: Cut and enjoy!

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Lemon Orange Cake

Lemon Orange Cake

Lemon Orange Cake

Cook Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes

Lemon Orange Cake is a layered lemon orange cake that is stunning and bursting with citrus flavor. Give this layered lemon cake a try, for your dessert needs.

Ingredients

  • 6 C flour
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 3/4 C sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/3 C fresh lemon juice
  • 3 9inch round cake pans

Lemon Frosting ingredients:

  • 3 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 6 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 3 tsp fresh orange juice
  • 3-6 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 large piping bag fitted with a star tip
  • Lemons and oranges, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray the cake pans with pam baking spray
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside.
  3. Using a standing mixer, beat the butter and sugar together creamy.
  4. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until combined.
  5. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients just until combined.
  6. With the mixer still running on low, add the buttermilk, lemon zest, and lemon juice and mix just until combined.
  7. Pour batter evenly into cake pans.
  8. Bake for around 21-26 minutes or until the cakes are baked through.

Lemon Frosting Directions:

  1. Using a standing mixer, cream together all ingredients until stiff and smooth peaks form
  2. Using a cake slicer, slice a thin layer off the tops of the cakes to create a flat surface.
  3. Place 1 cake layer on your serving plate.
  4. Evenly cover the top with about 1 cup of frosting.
  5. Top with 2nd cake layer and evenly cover the top with about 1 cup of frosting.
  6. Top with the third cake layer.
  7. Spread the remaining frosting all over the top and sides.
  8. Using a frosting leveler, smooth frosting evenly and remove to create a naked look
  9. Pipe larger dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake
  10. Place the sliced orange along the bottom of the cake
  11. Place the sliced lemons in between the larger dollops
  12. Cut and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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