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Buttery Yellow Citrus Cake

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 1 hr 15 mins Cool 10 mins Bake 375°F 20 mins
Buttery Yellow Citrus Cake
Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup  butter
  • 6  egg yolks or 3 whole eggs
  • 2 2/3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1 2/3  cups  sugar
  • 1  cup  milk
  • 2  teaspoons  finely shredded lemon or lime peel
  • 1  teaspoon  finely shredded orange peel
  • 2  tablespoons  lemon or lime juice
  • 2  tablespoons  orange juice
  • 1  recipe Lemony Whipped Cream Frosting
Directions

1. Let butter and eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour two 9x2-inch round baking pans; set aside.

2. In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, and baking soda; set aside. In large bowl beat butter on medium 30 seconds. Gradually beat in sugar until combined; beat 2 minutes more. Add yolks one at a time, beat well after each addition. Add flour mixture and milk alternately; beat on low after each just until combined. Stir in peels and juices. Spread batter in prepared pans.

3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until pick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool.

4. Prepare Lemony Frosting. Place one layer flat side down on plate; spread top with frosting. Stack second layer flat side down; spread remaining frosting. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Makes 12 servings.

Lemony Whipped Cream Frosting

Yield: 3-1/2 cups
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  whipping cream
  • 2  tablespoons  powdered sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  instant vanilla pudding
  • 1  tablespoon  shredded lemon peel
Directions

1. In large chilled bowl beat whipping cream, powdered sugar, and instant vanilla pudding on medium-high until stiff peaks form. Fold in lemon peel. If made ahead, chill 24 hours; stir before spreading. Makes 3-1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (Buttery Yellow Citrus Cake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 499,
  • Fat, total (g) 29,
  • chol. (mg) 192,
  • sat. fat (g) 18,
  • carb. (g) 55,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 8,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 32,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 1069,
  • vit. C (mg) 4,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 69,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 303,
  • Potassium (mg) 114,
  • calcium (mg) 131,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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