Pioneer-Style Orange Cake

Ingredients

Orange Cake
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, very soft
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

Instructions

Orange Cake
1 _ Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8 inch baking pan.

2 _ Beat the butter, sugar, and orange zest in a large bowl until creamy. Use an electric mixer if you have one.

3 _ Add eggs one at a time, then the sour cream and orange juice followed by the dry ingredients mixing until just combined.

4 _ Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake in the center of the oven for 30-35 minutes.

5 _ Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto serving plate.


Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
1 _ Beat the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer if you're lucky enough to have one, if you're not, have courage, the job can still be done. Add the sugar, the orange juice, and vanilla, then the sour cream.

2 _ Cover and refrigerate until firm enough to spread on cake. About 10 minutes.

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