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Citrus Pucker Up Cake With Orange Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Not only is this cake a work of art, the flavors of the citrus, buttermilk and other ingredients will make you pucker up in a good way!

Citrus Pucker Up Cake With Orange Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For the Lime curd:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 4 tablespoons room temperature butter
  • 2 eggs beaten

For the Orange Whipped cream cheese frosting:

  • 4 oz. Softened cream cheese
  • ½ stick softened butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar or sweetener of your choice
  • Juice and zest of one medium orange
  • ½ container whipped topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350~ degrees, Spray 2 (9”) cake pans set aside.
    In a large bowl mix together the cake mix, mayonnaise, lemon extract, and buttermilk. Until mixed well approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Divide evenly into the prepared pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpicks inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, remove from pan and let cool completely.
  3. Place the first layer on the plate of your choice, put the curd all over the bottom if it should run out don't worry it will be fine. Put the top layer on and either pipe the frosting on or just spread it on. Put in the refrigerator covered for at least one hour.
  4. Lime Curd: In the top of a double boiler, over simmering water, Put the sugar, juice, zest, and butter. Stirring until the sugar has dissolved and butter has melted. Cook for at least 5 minutes stirring constantly. Using ½ cup of the hot mixture to temper the eggs. Slowly add the egg mixture back to the pot and cook stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Let cool in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  5. Orange Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting: In Medium bowl cream together the cream cheese and butter, until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar, orange juice, and zest until well blended. Whip in the whipped topping. Put on any cake you would like.

Recipe and photograph used with permission from Linda Allen.

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