Wilton Citrus Burst Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Citrus Burst Cake

If there was ever a cake enriched with vitamin C, this cake bursting with many different citrus flavors would be it!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time needed to cool cake.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare pans with cooking spray.
  • 3
    In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add vanilla and citrus zests; mix well. Add flour mixture alternately with orange juice, beating until just combined. Divide evenly into pans.
  • 4
    Bake 18-21 minutes, rotating pans half way between baking. Cakes are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes on cooling grid; remove from pans and cool completely.
  • 5
    For filling, beat shortening and butter in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add citrus zests, juice and, if desired, liqueur; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • 6
    To assemble, cut the crowns off of each cake layer. Place first layer on cake board or serving plate. Spread a layer of icing to edges of cake. Top with second cake. Spread a thin layer of lemon curd to edges. Repeat, alternating layers of icing and lemon curd. On top cake, spread a layer of icing, followed by a layer of lemon curd.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Easy Layers Cake Pan Set 104816364
  • 2-1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Softened Butter (1-1/2 sticks for the Cake and 6 tablespoons for the Filling)
  • 1-1/4 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Wilton Pure Vanilla Extract 4 oz. 104104984 (1-1/2 teaspoons for the Cake)
  • 1/4 cup Solid Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 cups Sifted Confectioners' Sugar
  • Lemon Zest (1 teaspoon for the Cake and 1/2 teaspoon for the Filling)
  • 1 teaspoon Lime Zest
  • Orange Zest (1 teaspoon for the Cake and 1/2 teaspoon for the Filling)
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Orange Liqueur
  • 10 oz. Jar Lemon Curd