Baby Shower Recipes



1/2 cup butter (or margarine)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon orange peel (grated)
2 1/4 cups flour (sifted)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
4 egg whites (beat stiff)


Beat butter (or margarine) with sugar until fluffy. Add orange peel. Sift flour, baking powder, soda, and salt and add to butter mixture.

Combine water and orange juice and add alternatively with dry ingredients, beating well. Fold in egg whites.

Pour into two 8-inch round greased and floured cake pans. Bake in 375 degree F oven about 30 minutes (or until cake tests done).

Cool five minutes and remove from pans.

When cool, spread Orange Filling between layers and frost top and sides with Orange Buttercream Frosting.

Orange Filling:

1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons orange peel (grated)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup water
2 egg yolks
2 Tablespoons butter


Combine sugar, cornstarch, orange rind and salt in heavy saucepan. Gradually blend in orange juice, water and beaten egg yolks.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Cook three minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in butter. Cool before spreading between layers.

Orange Buttercream Frosting:

6 Tablespoons butter
4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar (sifted)
1 Tablespoon orange peel (grated)
Dash salt
4 to 6 Tablespoons orange juice


In small deep bowl, cream butter, confectioners sugar, orange rind, salt and orange juice to spreading consistency.

Beat until smooth and creamy.





1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 (2 ounce) bottle red food coloring
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk


1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Cream sugar and oil. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.

Add baking soda salt, vinegar, cocoa, food coloring and vanilla extract. Mix well.

Add flour alternately with buttermilk. Pour into 3 (8-inch) well-greased cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until done.

Mix together cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Frost cooled cake.






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