Layered Orange Julius cake
With this layered orange cake, you are getting a moist cake that is bursting with orange flavor and topped with a vanilla buttercream frosting. This cake made from scratch is so moist. You are going to love the bright flavors of this cake.
Prep Time10 minutes mins
Cook Time35 minutes mins
Total Time45 minutes mins
Keyword: orange cake
- 4 C flour
- 3 tsp Baking powder
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 C unsalted butter melted
- 4 C sugar
- 2 C Buttermilk
- 2 tsp pure Vanilla extract
- 2 tsp Orange extract
- 4 tbsp Orange zest
- 3-5 drops of orange gel food coloring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 3 9inch baking rounds with pam baking spray
Using a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder
Using a standing mixer, beat together the eggs, butter, and sugar until combined
Beat in the buttermilk, vanilla, orange extract and orange zest until combined
Gradually beat in the flour mixture until combined
Mix until combined the orange food coloring
Divide the batter between the three pans and baking for 30-35 minutes or until a knife comes out clean in the center
Allow the cakes to cool down completely. Then, cut the dome on top of the cake and the stiff sides.
Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar, vanilla on low speed until smooth, then mix for an additional 2 minutes, scraping down the bowl as needed.
Place one cake layer on a serving platter.
Spread 1 cup of frosting over top, then top with the second cake layer, pressing lightly down.
Spread 1 cup of frosting evenly over the top
Repeat the steps with the remaining two cake layers
Frost a crumb coat onto the cake and then place cake into the fridge for 30 minutes
Scoop 1 C of white frosting into one bowl
In the first bowl, mix in a few drops of orange gel food coloring
Remove cake from fridge and place onto a rotating cake stand
Scoop 1 C of white frosting into the piping bag
Using remaining white frosting, frost entire cake and smooth with a cake smoother
Using the angled spatula, scoop out some orange frosting and randomly dap it onto the white frosting
Using the cake smoother, smooth the orange frosting into the white to create a unique blend
Pipe dollops of white frosting onto the top
Zest an orange over the top
Place in the fridge overnight to allow frosting to harden before enjoying!
Calories: 770kcal | Carbohydrates: 162g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 128g | Vitamin A: 422IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 2mg