Orange Buttermilk Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

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Do you enjoy a good orange desserts recipe? Thank you to Kimberly, author of the Daring Gourmet recipe blog, for sharing her orange cake recipe with us. And it is so much more than just a plain orange cake recipe, this recipe offers an orange buttermilk cake with and an orange cream cheese frosting. For Kimberly, this buttermilk cake recipe is rooted heavily in nostalgia, since she developed the recipe when she was reminded of the fruity buttermilk drinks she used to have while living in Germany. Indeed, this cake is enough to comfort anyone with the tangy buttermilk that makes the cake’s crumb small and moist, the fragrance of orange zest, and the orange cream cheese frosting. Alongside a strong cup of tea, this is a perfect melt-in-your-mouth easy orange dessert recipe. This orange cake recipe is from scratch and does not utilize orange cake mix recipes. From scratch recipes are not difficult. The baking purists with love this orange cake, and for those that have never tried a cake from scratch, this is a wonderful time to experiment.

The taste of orange marries well into many different types of an orange desserts recipe but has a tendency to make things bitter if not used correctly. The white pith on the orange has a bitter flavour, so be sure to grate off just the orange part so that you don’t add any bitterness to your cake. Kimberly informs her readers that they can substitute the orange with other citrus flavours to make this a truly versatile dessert recipe. If you happen not to have oranges on hand, why not change it up with some lemon or even grapefruit? Grapefruit is an underused fruit because it can be pungent in taste, but it has a very pleasing underlying sweetness when in season and if you get the ruby red ones, they can be as sweet as an orange. Unlike grapefruits, though, oranges are in season all year round, but when you visit your grocery store, the varieties may vary depending on what season it is. It is common knowledge that oranges are full of vitamin C, but WH Food reaffirms this by saying that just one orange can give you nearly all of you daily recommended intake of vitamin C, at 93%. Oranges are also full of phytonutrients and can protect from cardiovascular diseases. No matter what citrus fruit you choose to use, you are sure to get tons of health benefits when you make this orange buttermilk cake recipe along with the orange cream cheese frosting recipe.

Buttermilk is wonderful to use when you want to achieve a tanginess to whatever you’re making. Perhaps the most common things that we use buttermilk for are in pancakes, biscuits, scones, or dressings, but strangely enough, it isn’t always easy to find at the grocery store. If you don’t have buttermilk in your refrigerator to make this buttermilk cake recipe, you can easily replace it with some soured milk. All you have to do is mix one tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice per one cup of milk and let it sit for five to ten minutes before using. You now have no excuse but to make this beautiful orange buttermilk cake recipe.

This buttermilk cake has a fluffy cake interior, smooth orange cream cheese frosting and a thin sheet of marmalade in the center making this the most refreshing cake around. If you don’t have everything you need to make this orange buttermilk cake recipe, and you would like to try easy orange dessert recipes to add to your dessert recipe lineup, make your shopping list and the next time you are at the grocery store, purchase what you need for this orange cake and frosting. It is always fun to be adventurous and try something new in the kitchen. *

Nutrition Facts of Orange Buttermilk Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting from Daring Gourmet
Ingredients: All purpose flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, sugar, buttermilk, vanilla extract,orange zest, butter, cream cheese, butter, orange marmalade, orange juice, vanilla extract, orange extract.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings *Per Serving: Calories 697, Calories from Fat 220, Total Fat 24.4g 38%, Saturated Fat 14.7g 73%, Cholesterol 125mg 42%, Sodium 334mg 14%, Potassium 294mg 8%, Carbohydrates 113.2g 38%, Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%, Sugars 79.1g, Protein 9.4g, Vitamin A 17%, Vitamin C 7%, Calcium 14%, Iron 15%

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