Citrus Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

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I‘ve been looking for a great dessert for Easter and I do believe I’ve found it! I spotted this recipe on the Anna Magazine website. It checks all the boxes for a special event dessert – easy, tasty and pretty. And it can be made (mostly) ahead.

I took the recipe for a test spin this weekend and it did not disappoint. Even my “citrus dessert hating” daughter ate it all up. Other than finding the portion size a tad large, everyone agreed it was a keeper and it will be on my Easter 2011 menu.

Citrus Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cook’s Notes: You can adjust the size of the cut circles or do 2 or 3 layers to extend the number of servings you can get from this recipe. See my notes below for some ideas. Mine shown used a 3-inch cutter with just two layers. If doing only two layers, don’t skimp on the icing in between as there is only one chance to use it and it’s a great sweet complement to the tart glaze.

10 Comments

  • Reply April 3, 2011

    blogbytina!

    This looks so good! a perfect springtime dessert :D

  • Reply April 3, 2011

    Jennifer (Delicieux)

    This cake looks SO delicious. I love citrus, the smell of it always makes me smile.
    I love your beautiful photos.

  • Reply April 3, 2011

    Jennifer

    Thanks so much, Tina and Jennifer. I was wishing there were some left-overs of this cake tonight. Sadly, we ate it all up. May have to do another test bake.

  • Reply April 4, 2011

    rachel

    That looks AMAZING! I love small cakes, especially ones with citrus and poppy seeds. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply April 4, 2011

    Jennifer

    I am a lover of small cakes too, Rachel. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your comments!

  • Reply June 27, 2011

    Anna

    Just stumbled onto your site. Beautifully done. I look forward to more :)

  • Reply June 27, 2011

    Jennifer

    Thank you very much, Anna (and thanks for the wonderful recipe)

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  • Reply December 3, 2012

    Jessica

    I love citrus cakes. Can this be made into a large 8 or 9 inch cake?

    • Reply December 3, 2012

      Jennifer M

      Hi Jessica, Yes, it would work well as a layer cake. I would go with 8-inch I think. You’d have to increase the frosting recipe to cover a layer cake.

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