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Orange Bon Bon Cake

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An orange cake recipe, made with orange juice, shortening, and other ingredients. Scroll down to see more orange cake recipes.

Ingredients:

  • Cake:
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • grated rind of 1 orange
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • juice of 1 medium-sized orange
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • water
  • .
  • Frosting:
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
  • 6 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons whipping cream, scalded

Preparation:

Cake:
Combine shortening, salt and grated orange rind. Add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add baking powder to flour and sift 3 times. Combine orange juice and lemon juice in a 1-cup measure; add water to make 1 cup.

In small batches, add flour to creamed mixture, alternating with fruit juice mixture, beating after each addition until smooth.

Pour batter into two greased and floured 9-inch layer cake pans. Bake at 375° for 25 to 30 minutes.

Spread frosting (instructions below) between layers and over top and sides of cake.

Frosting:
Let orange peel stand in orange juice for 10 minutes, then strain.

Cream shortening, butter and salt together. Add 1/2 cup sugar gradually, creaming until light and fluffy. Add melted chocolate and blend. Add remaining sugar, alternating with orange juice mixture; beat until smooth. Add just enough cream to make a nice spreading consistency, beating well.

Makes enough frosting to cover tops and sides of two 9-inch layers.

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