Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Orange Dream Cake

Orange Dream Cake – absolutely delightful!

Orange Dream Cake


2/3 cup butter, softened
1-1/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup orange juice
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated orange peel
1 tsp grated lemon peel
2 eggs
2 cups cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

1 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp lemon juice
4 tsp grated orange peel, divided
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


~Preheat oven at 375°.

~In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in juices and peel until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture until well blended.

~Pour into two greased and floured 9″ round baking pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

~Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.


~In a small bowl, combine the coconut, sugar, juices, and 3 tsp 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.

~Makes 12 servings.

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