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Tour the USA (Northeast) – Orange Cake with Cranberry Orange Chipotle Curd

Orange Cake

Makes 3 (9-inch) layers

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 3 3/4 cups cake flour (sifted)
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons dry milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 7 egg whites

Cream sugar and shortening, then add extracts.  Sift dry ingredients and add alternating with water.  Beat egg whites until firm; gently fold them into the batter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes in three greased and floured 9″ pans.

Cranberry Orange Chipotle Curd

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 egg yolks beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons orange zest
  • 3/4 teaspoons orange extract
  • 1/4 cup Art of Chipotle, Crazzberry Fiesta

In saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt.  Stir in orange juice and water.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Stir a little of the hot mixture into the 4 beaten egg yolks, then add the 4 yolks to the saucepan of hot mixture.  Boil for one minute.  Add butter, zest and orange extract.  Let cool and then stir in 1/4 cup Art of Chipotle, Crazzberry Fiesta Sauce.  When both the cake and the curd have cooled, spread between layers and on top of cake.

Refrigerate cake before frosting.

Orange Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp grated orange peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons orange juice

Cream butter until light and fluffy.  Beat in the powdered sugar, orange peel and orange extract.  Add orange juice to achieve frosting consistency.