The Shady Porch: Orange Cream Cake


Orange Cream Cake

I was inspired A-G-A-I-N by a beautiful cake photo I found on Pinterest. It was a copycat Olive Garden Lemon Cream cake. I thought it looked awesome, so I decided to make my own version! I made an Orange Cream cake! My hubby has a long-standing appetite for oranges. This cake was gone in a flash, so it must have been glad! It will make a nice cake for summer functions. The fun thing about this cake is it looks hard to make, but it starts out as a box mix...I know, right?

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 Orange Cream Cake...a refreshing summer dessert

Orange Cream Cake

Orange Cream Cake  #cake #creamcake #dessert #orange #lemon #boxmix

1 box white cake mix
[ingredients needed according to cake mix box - water, 1/3c vegetable oil and 3 egg whites]
Grease and flour 2 round cake pans. Make and bake the cake according to the directions on the box. Cool cakes in pans for 15 minutes then turn them out on a cooling rack until completely cooled.

Orange Cream Filling
2- 8oz. cream cheese, softened 
adding the orange zest to the cream cheese filling
Adding orange zest to cream cheese mix
2 cups of heavy whipping cream
4 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c.  orange juice
zest of 2 oranges
To make the orange cream filling - mix the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar in medium bowl until smooth. Add orange juice and set aside. In a separate bowl, whip the cream until it forms stiff peaks. Fold cream cheese mixture into the whipped cram. Stir by hand until well blended.

Crumb Topping
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. butter - cold and cut/sliced into small pieces
1/2 t. vanilla 

Directions: Mix the powdered sugar and flour in a bowl. Add butter (cut into small pieces) and the vanilla extract. Using a pastry cutter or your hands, mix the cold butter into the flour and sugar. You want to work the butter/vanilla into the dry ingredients until you get it to small crumbly consistency. 

Finally, assemble the cake. Place the bottom cake round on your cake plate and add 1/2 of the orange cream to the top  of the cake round and spread. Now add the top cake round and spread the remaining orange cream on top. Sprinkle the crumb mix on top. Now chill the cake for approx. 3 hours before serving. Keep refrigerated. 

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