Posted by jules5000I tried this recipe at a restaraunt near me recently and it was so awesome that I decided to come home and try to replicate this cake because I can't afford to eat out all that often, but I wanted to remember it and be able to try it again. So I came home and immediately started throwing recipes together and trying stuff out. I believe that I have found my winner finally. My pastor's wife tried my first attempt at it and she was in love with it. I was happy to have come so close, but I still wanted to play around with the icing some more. So here is the whole thing. Even my husband who does not like lemon tried it and liked it and even ate a second cupcake(cupcakes were my first attempt) The layer cake is going to be where I stop. I have the recipes honed down like I want them to be. It is just cooking them in different pans then what the original recipe called for.
- Orange Cake: 1pkg. Yellow Cake mix 1env. Dream Whip ¾ C. Orange Juice ¾ C. Mayonnaise 3 Eggs 1T. Grated Orange Peel Orange Icing: 26-27 ½ oz. sifted Powdered Sugar 1 C. Crisco 2 ½ T. Powdered Milk 1/3 C Orange Juice, warmed up ¼ C. Cornstarch Add to the milk: ¼ t. Salt ¼ t. Crème Royale ¼ t. Crème Bouquet 1 t. Orange Blossom Water Lemon Meringue: 1 ½ C. Sugar 3 T. Cornstarch 3T. Flour Dash Salt 1 ½ C. Hot Water ____ 3 Slightly Beaten Egg Yolks 2 T. Butter ½ t. Grated Lemon Peel 1/3 c. Lemon Juice
Preparation : For cake: combine first six ingredients; beat on low for 30 seconds. Beat on Medium for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared bundt pan* Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan For Icing I measure the shortening and next 4 ingredients(and everything that goes into the milk is added also) into mixing bowl and beat until somewhat smooth. Then I add my sifted powdered sugar, gradually and scraping down bowl occasionally. If it is thicker or stiffer than what you like add more OJ. I added maybe a tablespoon? And mixed again. Tasted it. Scraped down the bowl and mixed again for a few seconds. directions for Lemon meringue: In saucepan, mix 1 ½ C. sugar, cornstarch, flour, and salt. Gradually add hot water, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over moderately high heat till mixture comes to boiling. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Stir a moderate amount of hot mixture into egg yolks, then return to hot mixture. Bring to boiling and cook 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add butter and lemon peel. Slowly add juice, mixing well. *Putting cake together. I have not made it into a bundt cake yet. I am planning on making a 8 or 9 inch layer cake of it. Put 1 layer on plate or board, spread your icing, put second layer on ice whole cake and then put lemon meringue in middle of top layer over orange icing. This is how it was presented when I tried it. Note: I am going to put a dam of my orange butter cream around bottom layer near edge and fill with small amount of more butter cream and then a thin layer of meringue as well as on top of the cake.