Orange Tres Leches Cake

Orange Tres Leches Cake from thelittlekitchen.net

This post is sponsored by Florida Department of Citrus.

First off, I’m excited to be working with the Florida Department of Citrus to bring you a couple of Florida orange juice recipes! I love Florida orange juice and drink it practically every day!

I love tres leches cakes…so I thought I would combine it with my love of Florida orange juice. And it turned out amazingly! Adding citrus to it…kicks it up another notch!

Orange Tres Leches Cake from thelittlekitchen.net

You’ll want a slice of cake and another. 🙂

Orange Tres Leches Cake from thelittlekitchen.net

Sift the flour and baking powder and set aside.

Orange Tres Leches Cake from thelittlekitchen.net

I creamed the butter and the sugar together and then add eggs and vanilla extract…mix with an electric hand mixer.

Orange Tres Leches Cake from thelittlekitchen.net

I baked the cake with Florida orange juice!

Orange Tres Leches Cake from thelittlekitchen.net

Pour it in to the batter and then mix.

Then, add the flour mixture and mix with a rubber spatula.

Orange Tres Leches Cake from thelittlekitchen.net

After the milk mixture cools, pour in the Florida orange juice and mix.

Orange Tres Leches Cake from thelittlekitchen.net

Pour the milk & orange juice mixture into the cake.

Orange Tres Leches Cake from thelittlekitchen.net

All done. Now let it soak on your kitchen counter for at least 45 minutes to an hour.

Orange Tres Leches Cake from thelittlekitchen.net

After the liquid has soaked into the cake for 45 minutes. Don’t skip this step because the cake needs to soak it all in at room temperature.

Orange Tres Leches Cake from thelittlekitchen.net

Whipped cream topping is all done!

Orange Tres Leches Cake from thelittlekitchen.net

I use an angled spatula to spread the whipped cream on top of the cake.

Orange Tres Leches Cake from thelittlekitchen.net

The cake is so pretty!

Orange Tres Leches Cake from thelittlekitchen.net

Look at that cake! I hope you make it for family and friends soon!

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Recipe

Yield: Makes 1 cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes (includes inactive time)

Orange Tres Leches Cake

Ingredients:

Orange Vanilla Cake
  • nonstick baking spray
  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Florida orange juice
Milk and orange juice soaker
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup Florida orange juice
Whipped Cream Topping
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

For soaker (Prepare before baking the cake or while it’s in the oven.)
  1. In a medium saucepan, add sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk. Mix well and cook over medium heat, 8-10 minutes. (Do not bring to a boil.)
  2. Set aside to cool. After it’s cooled, add Florida orange juice and mix together. Set aside until needed.
For orange vanilla cake
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously spray a 9-inch square pan with nonstick baking spray on the inside bottom and sides. Set it aside.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add butter and sugar. Cream the butter and sugar using an electric hand mixer, until fluffy, about one minute. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and Florida orange juice to creamed butter mixture. Beat 1-2 minutes, until well mixed.
  4. Add the flour mixture in batches, about 1/2 at a time. Mix until blended with a rubber spatula, but don’t overmix.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and level out the top with your spatula.
  6. Bake for 20 to 21 minutes at 350 degrees F, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove cake from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Cool the cake for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
For whipped cream
  1. Add heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla to a large mixing bowl (with high sides). Whip using an electric hand mixer, 5 to 6 minutes, until soft peaks form.
To assemble
  1. Poke holes all over the cake with a fork. Make sure you poke holes all over the cake!
  2. Slowly pour the cooled orange-milk soaker mixture about 1/4 of the mixture at a time, allowing the soaker to be absorbed each time. You can use a rubber spatula to spread it and gently push the soaker into the cake. Repeat until finished.
  3. Allow the cake to sit and absorb the soaker for 45 minutes to an hour (on your counter). (This is an important step. The cake needs to absorb the milk and orange juice before you refrigerate it.)
  4. Cover cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate cake for at least one hour. Remove and frost with whipped cream as desired. The cake is now ready to serve.
  5. Be sure to refrigerate any leftover cake.

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