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This melt in your mouth Portuguese orange and butter cake (bolo de laranja & manteiga) will be a hit with friends and family.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
40 min
Ready In:
55 min
Level of Difficulty:

This melt in your mouth Portuguese orange and butter cake (bolo de laranja & manteiga) will be a hit with friends and family.

Portuguese Orange & Butter Cake Recipe

Posted in: Cakes / Cheesecakes
Aug 6, 2018
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Cake:1 and 1/4 cups of sugar2 cups of flour1/2 cup of softened butter1/2 cup of oil8 medium eggs2 teaspoons of baking powderZest from 1 orangeJuice from 2 medium orangesIcing/Filling:1/2 cup of softened butter2/3 cup of cream cheese1 and 1/2 cups of powdered sugar1 tablespoon of orange zest
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  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC or 350ºF and grease and cover a cake form with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the oil with the softened butter and the sugar until it is creamy.
  3. Add the yolks and beat until smooth, than add the orange zest.
  4. Mix the flour with the baking powder and add to the previous preparation, alternating with the orange juice while mixing.
  5. Beat the egg whites and gently add it to the previous mixture.
  6. Add the batter to the cake form and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

Filling / Topping:

  1. Mix the softened butter with the cream cheese in a bowl and gradually add the powdered sugar, beating very well.
  2. Add the orange zest and whip until creamy.
  3. If the cake is cool, cut it in two layers, add the icing on top of the first layer, add the other layer on top and cover it with the icing.
  4. Garnish with orange zest and serve.
Recipe & Photo Credit: bolinhodecoco.blogspot.com *
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