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Orange Almond Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Try this orange almond cake, adapted from "Entertaining," for an irresistible end to any meal.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, January 2010




To make this recipe as prepared on "Martha Bakes," omit the Swiss meringue buttercream. In step one, butter one 8-inch round cake pan and one 6-inch round cake pan. Then, after step 4, refer to the Orange-Almond Cake with Buttercream Frosting recipe.

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  • Jannied
    3 MAR, 2013
    Fabulous cake! I am making an almond cake for my nephews wedding. I've tried 2 other recipes but am so thankful that I tried this one. It is simply delicious and filled 3 6 inch rounds perfectly! It is outstanding with a fig filling and a SMBC frosting. Everyone that have tasted my first try said it was the best cake they'd ever eaten. I will definately be making this again.
  • emmap34
    19 JAN, 2013
    This was very, very labor intensive (including the dishes, oof!). This was my first time attempting this cake, I may attempt one more time, and will more carefully fold in the egg whites (just as I had begun, my three month old began wailing, ah well...).
  • donnagreen
    19 JAN, 2013
    I, also, had difficulty with the cake rising. I was very precise about the directions. I was surprised that it didn't include any baking powder or baking soda. ???
  • Amandajx
    20 OCT, 2012
    i tried this recipe twice once by hand and once with a mixer and both times the cake came out very eggy and dense, like it had fallen or never risen. could it be because of my altitude? im at about 5280Ft I really want this cake to work out. :/
  • lmferragut
    28 OCT, 2011
    This cake is delightful. I have made it several times--it has become one of my staples. I have done a variation with dark -chocolate ganache frosting as well. Orange. almond, and chocolate. MMM.

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