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Sep 9, 2010 01:07 PM

Help! Need orange cake recipe from the Moosewood Book of Desserts

We just moved, and most of our cookbooks are still packed up in storage. My husband's birthday is Saturday and he would really like the orange layer cake from the Moosewood Book of Desserts. Could someone post the ingredient list for me? And the cooking temp/time would be good, too. I have made this cake often so could do it from the ingredient list -- I just need the amounts.

If anyone is looking for a great orange cake, I can't recommend this one highly enough. In fact, the only cake anyone in my family asks for any more is this one. I am pretty sure that's because it is such a great cake (and not because my other cake attempts have been not-so-great!)

Thanks in advance for any help.

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  1. Could this be it ??

    Scroll down to about the fifth recipe.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Lisbet

      That sounds good...but not it. This was a layer cake with an orange buttercream frosting.

    2. Frosted Orange Layer Cake

      I'm assuming this isn't breaking CH rules about not posting recipes since I'm not adding the method. If you get stuck email me and I can send you more directions.

      2 2/3 cups unbleached white flour
      2 1/2 tsp baking powder
      1/2 tsp salt
      1 cup butter at room temp
      2 cups sugar
      4 eggs, separated
      2 tsp vanilla extract
      1 tsp pure orange extract or 1 tblsp OJ concentrate
      1 tblsp grated orange peel
      1 cup orange juice

      1/2 cup butter at room temp.
      3 cups confectioners' sugar
      3 to 4 tblsp OJ
      1 tbsp grated orange peel

      Baked at 350 for 30 to 35 mins.

      3 Replies
        1. re: Cisforcookie

          I want try this! Can you give me an idea of time and temp, etc?

          1. re: girlwonder88

            Um, never mind. Just read more closely and saw it.