Kitchen Corner
August 16, 2022
Orange Buttermilk Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

You will need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/ 2 teaspoons baking powder
1/ 4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/ 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of one orange, just a little over 1 tablespoon
1/ 4 cup butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
For the frosting
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1/ 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/ 2 teaspoon orange extract
2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a large bowl, add the sugar and eggs and whisk until combined. Add the orange zest, vanilla extract and buttermilk and whisk until combined. Add the cooled melted butter and whisk to combine. Add the flour and carefully whisk until just combined, being careful not to over-whisk.

Prepare a 9×2-inch round baking pan, line the bottom with parchment paper or foil and rub with lard and then flour the pan. Pour the batter into the pan, smooth the top with a rubber spatula, and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick insert comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 30 minutes before inverting it onto a wire rack and allowing it to cool completely. To make the frosting: Combine the first 6 ingredients and beat with a mixer until combined and smooth. Add the powdered sugar and beat until combined and smooth. Cut the cake in half.

Spread 1/ 4 of the cream cheese frosting, invert the top half of the cake and place it on top of the bottom layer. Frost the cake with the remaining cream cheese frosting.

Tips: Make buttermilk, but using 1 cup full cream milk with 1 tablespoon white vinegar or lime juice and let sit for 5 minutes.