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Old-Fashioned Orange Layer Cake

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

THIS is a very old-fashioned cake, tender and moist, with a good orange flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2-1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange juice and zest. Add flour to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, orange juice and zest; beat until smooth. Spread glaze between layers and over the top and sides of cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 576 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 140mg cholesterol, 472mg sodium, 92g carbohydrate (71g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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