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Orange Cream Layer Cake
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1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

3/4 cup buttermilk  


1/3 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest


1 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest


Orange zest, if desired

 *Substitute 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 3/4 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine  granulated sugar, 3/4 cup butter and 1 tablespoon orange zest in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating just until combined.

  4. STEP 4

    Spread batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake 27-32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine all filling ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed until fluffy. Reserve 1/2 cup filling.

  6. STEP 6

    Place 1 cake layer onto serving plate. Spread remaining filling over cake. Top with remaining cake layer. Cover; refrigerate while preparing frosting.

  7. STEP 7

    Combine reserved filling and all frosting ingredients in bowl. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, until stiff peaks form. Frost top and sides of cake.

  8. STEP 8

    Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 6 hours. Garnish with orange zest, if desired. Store refrigerated.

Tip #1

To make ahead, prepare cake layers and filling a day before serving. Tightly wrap cooled cake layers in plastic food wrap. Prepare frosting and assemble cake before serving.

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