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Homemade cake with fresh orange juice and lemon juice on a cake stand
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Orange Dreamsicle Cake

This homemade Orange Dreamsicle Cake boasts light and citrus flavors and looks so pretty with layers and a quick homemade frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Orange Dreamsicle Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 472kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Silicone Spatula

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel grated
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Frosting

  • 1 cup flaked coconut optional
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel divided
  • 2 cup heavy cream whipped

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Add juices and peel, mix well (mixture may curdle from the citrus acid).
  • Add eggs and mix well.
  • Sift flour with baking powder and salt, add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Pour into two greased and floured 8" cake pans. Bake at 350°F for 20 - 25 minutes or until cakes tests done. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting

  • Combine coconut, sugar, juices and 3 teaspoons of the orange peel. Let stand for 10 - 15 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
  • Fold in whipped cream.
  • Spread between cake layers and over the top. Sprinkle with remaining orange peel.
  • Chill for at least 1 hour, store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1111IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg