Orange Creamsicle Layer Cake Recipe

It would be hard to find a human alive today that doesn't have a great childhood summer memory of an orange creamsicle. Those delicious cream popsicles covered with a layer of orange were always a favorite with everyone I knew. This orange creamsicle layer cake is built around those same flavors and will always be a crowd pleaser!

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For the Cake:

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ½ cup, plus ¼ cup orange juice concentrate, thawed and divided

  • ¾ cup whole milk

  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Frosting:

Things You'll Need

  • 1 ½ cups butter, room temperature

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 1 lbs confectioners sugar

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Prepare the Cake

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on high until well combined.

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Step 2

One at a time, add the eggs, then the vanilla. Beat well between additions.

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Step 3

Add the milk and 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate, beating until well combined.

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Step 4

Add the flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Stir until just combined.

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Step 5

Add to two 9-inch cake pans that have been greased and floured. Bake until the top springs back when lightly touched, about 30 minutes.

Then remove from oven and allow to cool before removing from pans.

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Step 6

Brush the cooled cake layers with the remaining orange juice concentrate.

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Prepare the Frosting

Step 1

Beat the butter until well creamed. Add the cream cheese and beat until well combined.

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Step 2

Add the marmalade, vanilla and heavy cream. Beat until well combined.

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Step 3

Add the powdered sugar. Slowly build up speed and beat until well combined.

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Frost the Cake

Step 1

Frost the cake, adding frosting between the layers.

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Step 2

Slice and serve!

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