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"Orange Butter" Cake with Grand Marnier filling?

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I've been asked to duplicate a friend's wedding cake from 5 years ago (a miniature version for their anniversary). She said it was an "Orange Butter" cake with grand marnier filling. The good news is she and her husband only had a bite on their wedding day so I'm sure if I came up with something really close, they wouldn't care icon_wink.gif

Anyone have a recipe similar to this they'd be willing to share? I searched the forum and couldn't find something orange and buttery...

Thanks!
K
post #2 of 46
This was my wedding cake......orange buttermilk....but I'm sure you could find a Grand Marnier filling...

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/recipe_views/views/108257
post #3 of 46
What about the dreamcycle cake and use the grand marnier for flavoring in the icing?
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post #4 of 46
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I'm SO silly and didn't check "watch this topic", so I just now saw the replies. icon_redface.gif Sorry.

I found out some more information and it's actually a butter cake with a "hint of orange zest". I'm not too concerned with the cake now.

But - HERE'S WHERE I NEED HELP -- It has "fresh Apricot Grand Marnier Filling". I've never done any fillings with alcohol, so if anyone has a recipe or something I can tweek to create this filling, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks!!
K
post #5 of 46
This filling recipe sounds pretty good, and you could add a splash of Grand Mariner and some orange zest as well to perk it up. Unless it is a summer cake, because I think this filling might break down in heat.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/apricot-filling-and-frosting-for-angel-food-cakes/detail.aspx
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post #6 of 46
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Thanks, I'll give it a try. icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 46
Is she from another country by chance ? Butter cake is a chiffon type cake. Most American cakes that aren't pound cakes would be " butter cake", Please note this mean no cake mix plus extender, pudding, etc., as those are all too dense. A bit of orange juice and zest would make it a "orange butter cake".

I would make a pastry cream enriched with Grand Marnier for the filling.

Here is a discussion of butter cakes at the Joy of Baking.

http://www.joyofbaking.com/ButterCakes.html

And here is a recipe:

http://www.joyofbaking.com/YellowButterCake.html
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post #8 of 46
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No, she isn't from another country. It's the cake she chose from her cake person's website in Tucson (she's in Texas now).

Thanks for all your help!! This is great. Her description of the cake says, "Less is better with this yellow butter cake. This super light and luscious cake melts in your mouth, with a hint of orange zest... Our most popular selection for a brunch or outdoor wedding. Simplicity and elegance... a tasteful choice!"

It looks like you led me to this exact cake recipe. icon_biggrin.gif

I will look into the pastry cream option too.
Thanks again!
post #9 of 46
I have a couple questions. First what is pastry cream? A type of cake? Then, exactly what is Grand Marnier? I read something here about it last week and went to the liquor store to read the label. That didn't really tell me anything and the guy working there didn't know either. Then there's chocolate liquor (sp)? I figured that was a liquor with chocolate in it for flavor. I browsed a neat book on chocolate at Borders Bookstore Saturday that said chocolate liquor had nothing to do with alcohol. The book had wonderful chocolate goodies in it, oh man, and very interesting, about where chocolate comes from. Sure surprised me!
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post #10 of 46
I use chocolate liquer all the time with my triple chocolate fudge cake scraps to make cake balls and then coat them in dark chocolate. I f you like chocolate... these are delicious!!!!
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post #11 of 46
So IS it alcoholic?
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post #12 of 46
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Originally Posted by CarolAnn

I have a couple questions. First what is pastry cream? A type of cake? Then, exactly what is Grand Marnier? I read something here about it last week and went to the liquor store to read the label. That didn't really tell me anything and the guy working there didn't know either. Then there's chocolate liquor (sp)? I figured that was a liquor with chocolate in it for flavor. I browsed a neat book on chocolate at Borders Bookstore Saturday that said chocolate liquor had nothing to do with alcohol. The book had wonderful chocolate goodies in it, oh man, and very interesting, about where chocolate comes from. Sure surprised me!



Grand Marnier is an Orange Liquer. Very good stuff too! Pastry cream is the white creamy fluffy filling you will find in cream puffs and a few other pastries at your local bakeries. There are quit a few recipes out there for it, none of them difficult to make and use.
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post #13 of 46
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Originally Posted by CarolAnn

So IS it alcoholic?



Yes, it is alcoholic............smooth kind though. Nothing like whiskey, bourbon, etc.........it is a sweet orangy smooth drink that can be mixed or drank by itself. icon_smile.gif
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post #14 of 46
OMG that sounds DELICIOUS!!! I'm not a cake lover, but the combination of orange and apricot intrigues me! I think I'm going to have to try it!
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Originally Posted by CarolAnn

I have a couple questions. First what is pastry cream? A type of cake? Then, exactly what is Grand Marnier? I read something here about it last week and went to the liquor store to read the label. That didn't really tell me anything and the guy working there didn't know either. Then there's chocolate liquor (sp)? I figured that was a liquor with chocolate in it for flavor. I browsed a neat book on chocolate at Borders Bookstore Saturday that said chocolate liquor had nothing to do with alcohol. The book had wonderful chocolate goodies in it, oh man, and very interesting, about where chocolate comes from. Sure surprised me!

Pastry cream is (basically) a fancy word for custard. It is made with milk, eggs, sugar, endless flavorings, etc. It is DELICIOUS and a FANTASTIC filling for cakes! can also be used in crepes, as a dip for fruit, etc. thumbs_up.gif Grande Marnier is an orange flavored liqueur. It gives a great depth of flavor to most everything..mix a couple tbls. in cake batter, fillings, frostings, etc..AMAZING with anything Chocolate icon_razz.gificon_razz.gifthumbs_up.gif
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