Orange-Vanilla Wedding Cake

Orange-Vanilla Wedding Cake

Surprise your wedding guests on your special day with the Orange-Vanilla Wedding Cake.

Author: Culinary Concoctions
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • Cake
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon powdered buttermilk optional
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • milk to thin


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray two 8-inch cake pans with generous amount of baking spray.
  3. Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  4. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and beat for another minute.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl after every addition.
  6. Add the powdered buttermilk and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
  7. Add the orange juice and oil on slow. Increase speed when the liquid is incorporated into the batter. Beat on medium high for about 5 minutes until the batter becomes very light in color.
  8. Scrape down the bowl.
  9. With the mixer on low, add the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  10. Mix until fully combined.
  11. Divide batter evenly between both pans.
  12. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
  13. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  1. Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment cream the butter for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time.
  3. After three cups add the vanilla and about a tablespoon of milk to thin.
  4. Continue to beat the frosting.
  5. Add another cup of powdered sugar.
  6. Continue to do this until you reach desired consistency…remember you will be piping it so is needs to be a little soft.