Orange party girl cake

Orange Party Girl Cake
1 stick sweet butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, separated
Grated zest of 2 oranges
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
Orange Glaze (see below)
Orange-tinted coconut, optional
Cream butter; gradually add sugar. Beat in 2 egg yolks, 1 at a time. Add orange zest. Sift together dry ingredients. Add to batter alternately with orange juice. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold into batter. Pour into 9 inch layer cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees until cake shrinks from side of pan (20 to 25 minutes. Also test with toothpick. Cool for 10 minutes in pan; turn out onto rack and while still warm, pour on Orange Glaze.
Orange Glaze
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup sugar
In saucepan, simmer ingredients until syrupy. If desired, sprinkle coconut over cake for added appeal.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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